The Billion Dollar Bills

THE BILLION DOLLAR BILLS….I’m going to have more to say later about this week’s Boston Globe series on how Republicans are running roughshod over the legislative process. It’s an important story.

But for now I just want to highlight one statistic: according to a study they did, the total amount spent on lobbying for the recent Medicare and energy bills was nearly $1 billion.

Just for lobbying. I’ve been reading about this stuff for a long time, but even so my jaw dropped when I read that.