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For Every Dollar Spent On Lobbying, Corporations Get Back $760

Lobbying Pays Off 760 to 1.

A 2014 study from the Sunlight Foundation found that for every $1 corporations spend on lobbying they receive $760 back in the form of contracts, subsidies or favorable legislation. According to the Sunlight Foundation,”Between 2007 and 2012, 200 of America’s most politically active corporations spent a combined $5.8 billion on federal lobbying and campaign contributions. A year-long analysis by the Sunlight Foundation suggests, however, that what they gave pales compared to what those same corporations got: $4.4 trillion in federal business and support.”

Read about the study here: Fixed Fortunes: Biggest corporate political interests spend billions, get trillions : Sunlight Foundation

Click here to go to the Sunlight Foundation website and access the study’s data.

Lauren von Bernuth

Lauren is one of the co-founders of Citizen Truth. She graduated with a degree in Political Economy from Tulane University. She spent the following years backpacking around the world and starting a green business in the health and wellness industry. She found her way back to politics and discovered a passion for journalism dedicated to finding the truth.

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