Posted by: Lawyer Sanders | July 11, 2008

Oil and gas industry pouring BIG $$$ into political lobbying efforts.

Everyone is aware that the price of gasoline has risen sharply over the last 4 years during the Bush Administration.  The oil and gas industry has spent a boat load of money on lobbying politicians over that same time period. 

To no surprise to anyone, along with increased prices at the pump, the money spent on lobbying by the oil and gas industry has also risen sharply since 2004.  As the old saying goes, money buys access and influence.  The oil and gas industry has handed out more than $182 million in financial contributions to political candidates and parties since the 1990 election cycle.  About 75 percent of which has gone to Republican candidates.   Is it any wonder that gas is $4 per gallon and Washington has no solution to the crisis hitting middle America?

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