As a general rule, I don’t like lobbyists.
Yes, a few of them behave honorably, seeking to protect their clients from bad tax and regulatory policy, but most of them are in the business of seeking special favors. And as government gets bigger, the opportunities for this type of corruption expand.
This lucrative “industry” also helps explain why Washington is now the richest metropolitan area in the country.
And it goes without saying that I also don’t like politicians (including Republicans!).
So if I have a chance to simultaneously mock both lobbyists and politicians, you know I’m unable to resist. With that in mind, here’s a cartoon (I assume from the New Yorker) that showed up in my inbox.
Though, to be fair, sometimes the relationship is reversed, with politicians holding the whip hand and extorting money from lobbyists.
Anyhow, if you like anti-politician jokes, here’s some additional material.
Last but not least, let’s not forgot to include this joke by doctors about the crowd in Washington.