consultants are sandburs

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Little known facts of DC: A quarter of a billion taxpayer dollars annually goes to Senate staff. More, four hundred thirteen million to House staff. Each party like the other that way.

Ballotpedia, here.

Spoils of winning/holding office. Montana is part of the pack. Do you suppose the DCCC and RNCC get staff contributions? SuperPACs?

Is the public being served by public servants in such arrangements? Who do staff talk to besides lobbyists? Do lobbyist ranks consist in large measure of former staffers and former office holders? Is that good for the pubic? Is such a level of spending creating inertia against reform? Against progress?

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