Boom Times on K Street

BOOM TIMES ON K STREET….Jeffrey Birnbaum writes about K Street in the Washington Post:

The number of registered lobbyists in Washington has more than doubled since 2000 to more than 34,750 while the amount that lobbyists charge their new clients has increased by as much as 100 percent.

….”There’s unlimited business out there for us,” said Robert L. Livingston, a Republican former chairman of the House Appropriations Committee and now president of a thriving six-year-old lobbying firm. “Companies need lobbying help.”

Well, Republicans did say they were dedicated to boosting the economy. They just didn’t make it clear what segment of the economy they were talking about.

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