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