Who said this? “Nobody mentioned that you are giving up your Constitutional right to petition the government” when you accept federal tax dollars. Nan Aron? Independent Sector? Nope. It’s Edward Yingling, president of the American Bankers Association, explaining why bailed out financial firms like Citigroup and Goldman Sachs continue to spend money on lobbying the federal government.
And then the lobbyists get political appointments to oversee their accomplishments.