corruption does not grow on trees

it is man made.

even worse – the selfie-generation does not care about politics or vote – they don’t even care that they don’t care. making it even easier / cheaper for lobby firms and companies to “rule them all”.

Europe:

in the (not so) united states of europe… the situation is similar to the US and the US situation is similar to Rome at the end of it’s empire.

as soon as somebody starts to play unfair – the others will join.

Find the largest EU lobby firms
Find the largest EU lobby firms

Google’s EU lobby expenditure was far more modest when it first joined the lobby register in March 2011. LobbyFacts’ archive facility (available on Google’s datacard) reveals that, in 2011, its declared annual lobby spend was €600,000 – €700,000, but by the following year (2012) it had nearly doubled to €1,000,000 – €1,250,000. By 2014, Google’s declared EU lobby spending had grown to more than €3,500,000, and for 2015 (the most recent figure declared), expenditure leapt again to €4,250,000 – €4,499,999 per year. All in all, since 2011, Google’s declared EU lobby spend has increased by 700 per cent in five years. src: https://lobbyfacts.eu/articles/12-12-2016/google-one-brussels%E2%80%99-most-active-lobbyists

so what lobbyists companies do – they analyze the public opinion and politicians – and try to steer their thinking towards more profit for companies and banks.

with viral campaigns hijacking the internet – fake campaigns and advertisement – public interest – and yes maybe even bribing politicians.

Wonder oh Wonder Fleishman-Hillard is a US company and most of it’s job offerings are in the US.

https://lobbyfacts.eu/

USA (Washington):

official spending 2013 in washington lobbying: 3.2 Billion USD

58,842 lobbying registrations since 2004
44% involve at least one revolving-door lobbyist
55 new lobbying registrations this month

It can seem like lobbyists run Washington from behind the scenes. But their work isn’t completely opaque. They’re required to register with the House and the Senate when they lobby for a new client. Former members of Congress, former congressional staffers and former high-level regulators who now work as lobbyists—the so-called “revolving door” — are required to disclose their “covered” former positions. You can use this database to find out who’s lobbying on whose behalf — and about what issues. Here’s a guide.

https://projects.propublica.org/represent/lobbying

this list is not complete..
Issue Client Firm Lobbyists Date Filed
Hartz Capital, Inc.
Financial services
Venable LLP
Assurant, Inc.
Insurance company.
Capitol Counsel, LLC
Trinity University
Education
The Normandy Group, LLC
Centre Market Building, LLC
Real Estate
CARMEN & MUSS, P.L.L.C.
Lazard Group, LLC
Financial advisory and asset management firm
Capitol Tax Partners, LLP
SPIE – the international society for optics and photonics
International society for optics and photonics
COGENT STRATEGIES LLC
South Carolina Ports Authority
State ports authority
COGENT STRATEGIES LLC
Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance
A national coalition of more than 120 organizations representing specialty crop growers
CORDONE CONSULTING LLC
Altria Client Services Inc.
Client services for parent company of manufacturers of tobacco products and wines
Ernst & Young LLP (Washington Council Ernst & Young)
One Concern, Inc.
Disaster response
COGENT STRATEGIES LLC
The Optical Society
Professional association for optics and photonics
COGENT STRATEGIES LLC
Pearl Mobile DTV Company LLC
Organization of U.S. broadcast companies
COGENT STRATEGIES LLC
Shaw Industries Group
Flooring company
COGENT STRATEGIES LLC
Business Roundtable
Trade association
COGENT STRATEGIES LLC
Enterprise Holdings
Car and truck rental, car sharing, fleet management and transportation services
COGENT STRATEGIES LLC
Gramercy Funds Management
Investment management
COGENT STRATEGIES LLC
Independent Film and Television Alliance
Trade association for the independent motion picture and television industry
COGENT STRATEGIES LLC
Amazon Corporate LLC
Online retail
BGR Government Affairs
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Biopharmaceutical company
SPLITOAK STRATEGIES LLC
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
Promotes the dignity and protects the rights of immigrants
The Raben Group
Chemonics International
Foreign aid and development
BGR Government Affairs
Corrective Education Company
Restorative justice education program
The Mondello Group LLC
Delaware North Companies Inc.
hospitality management company
BROWNSTEIN HYATT FARBER SCHRECK, LLP
Tesla, Inc.
Electric vehicles, clean energy generation, energy storage
HOLLAND & KNIGHT LLP
The Interstate 11 Coalition
transportation coalition
Crossroads Strategies, LLC
Phyllis Faber
Property owner.
John T. Doolittle, LLC
HSBC North America Holdings Inc.
Finance banking and insurance
Mercury
Eagle Procurement & Industrial Contractor LLC
Construction and Project Management
BLACK DIAMOND STRATEGIES LLC
Forcepoint
cybersecurity solutions to address critical security issues and protect and IP
Cassidy & Associates, Inc. (formerly known as Cassidy & Associates)
Cintra US
Transportation Infrastructure
BLACK DIAMOND STRATEGIES LLC
Trafigura Trading LLC
Commodity trading company.
The Glover Park Group LLC
Grand Strand Business Alliance
Transportation shipping and warehousing
Mercury
Innovative Communication & Strategies, LLC (InCoStrat)
Strategic Communications
Cassidy & Associates, Inc. (formerly known as Cassidy & Associates)
Squaw Valley
Ski Resort
Cassidy & Associates, Inc. (formerly known as Cassidy & Associates)
Leidos, Inc.
Defense
BLACK DIAMOND STRATEGIES LLC
LV Stadium Events Co
Construction Company
Cassidy & Associates, Inc. (formerly known as Cassidy & Associates)
AGRU America Inc.
Manufacturing
WR CONSULTING LLC
Hydro One Limited
Electricity distribution and transmission company
K&L GATES LLP
Maverick Capital
Investment advisory firm
Lincoln Policy Group
Centene Corporation
Health insurance
BGR Government Affairs
Committee for a Responsible Foreign Policy
Providing a foreign policy education and ensuring Congress maintains Article I powers.
DGSR LLC
Mercaris
Pricing data provider and electronic trading platform for organic and non-GMO grains.
Capitol Counsel, LLC
Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands
Territorial government
McGuireWoods Consulting (A Subsidiary of McGuireWoods LLP)
Somerset Coal International
Coal to liquid fuel technology company
Squire Patton Boggs
Monarch Private Capital LLC
Investment firm
Ernst & Young LLP (Washington Council Ernst & Young)
Tejon Indian Tribe
Indian Tribal Government
Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP
Sara Dysart, PC
Law firm
JTM Consulting, LLC
National Seafood Marketing Coalition
Trade Association
Dentons US LLP
Playmaker Strategies, on behalf of Owensboro Grain
Legislative Advocacy
Ardent Strategies
Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc.
Clean coal technology
Squire Patton Boggs
Issue Client Firm Lobbyists Date Filed
Nordby Associates
Business Developer
American Defense International, Inc.
Areti International Group
Energy
Watson & Company Government Services, Inc
Eisenhower Medical Center
Medical Center
Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C.
The GEO Group, Inc.
Correctional and detention management; mental health services to government agencies
STATE FEDERAL STRATEGIES
Amalgamated Bank
Banking.
Capitol Counsel, LLC
Missy Edwards Strategies on behalf of Knight-Swift Transportation
Government Relations/Lobbying
STATE FEDERAL STRATEGIES
Hydromine, Inc.
Energy Project Developer
Williams and Jensen, PLLC
RAVEN PETROLEUM, LLC
Oil Refinery
Hogan Lovells US LLP
CB&I Project Services Group, LLC
Design, build and operate a mixed oxide fuel fabrication facility.
MAYNARD, COOPER & GALE, P.C.
Sonoma County Water Agency
County Water Agency
9b Group, Inc.
Crossroads Strategies, LLC on behalf of Port of Chelan County
lobbying firm on behalf of Public Port Authority
Mr. Timothy Lovain
Port of Chelan County
Public Port Authority
Crossroads Strategies, LLC
Tauzin Consultants (on behalf of Avalon GloboCare Corporation)
Government relations, business development, and business incubation firm.
Tauzin Strategic Networks
Motion Picture Association of America, Inc.
American trade association representing motion picture studios
Ogilvy Government Relations
Avalon GloboCare Corporation
Healthcare service provider.
Tauzin Consultants, LLC
Prescient Medicine Holding, LLC
predictive health intelligence company
Hobart Hallaway & Quayle Ventures, LLC
H&R Block, Inc.
Tax Preparation
BALLARD PARTNERS
Children’s Hospital Association
Trade Association for Children’s Hospitals
BALLARD PARTNERS
C-Speed, LLC
Product Development and Engineering Services
American Defense International, Inc.
David Meadors
Individual
THE LIVINGSTON GROUP, L.L.C.
VFSS-VICCS Federal Sector Systems, LLC
IT Consulting Firm
American Defense International, Inc.
Contra Costa Transportation Authority
Maintaining and improving the County’s transportation system
TAI GINSBERG & ASSOCIATES, LLC
University of Hawai’i Community Colleges
Statewide community college system
Downs Government Affairs
Monrovia Unified School District
Education
DAVID TURCH & ASSOC.
Hawaii Community College
Community college
Downs Government Affairs
FlexEnergy, Inc.
Flex turbine solutions
Van Scoyoc Associates
Tesla, Inc.
Auto manufacturer and energy company
TAI GINSBERG & ASSOCIATES, LLC
Cypress Advocacy, LLC on behalf of COFINA Seniors Coalition (informal coalition)
lobbying and consulting firm on behalf of coalition
Crossroads Strategies, LLC
Financial Services Roundtable
Trade association for financial services firms.
Capitol Counsel, LLC
Northern Star Generation
Power generation company.
Balch & Bingham, LLP
NATIONAL PSORIASIS FOUNDATION
Patient advocacy organization
in-house lobbying
Saving the Next Generation Foundation
helps economically disadvantaged children in the Middle East through programs including un
The Friedlander Group
PAUL HASTINGS LLP (formerly Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP)
law firm
PAUL HASTINGS LLP (formerly Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP)
New Markets Tax Credit Coalition
National membership organization
Ernst & Young LLP (Washington Council Ernst & Young)
Syngenta Corporation
Producer of agriculture crop protection and seed products.
Squire Patton Boggs
Cypress Advocacy, LLC on behalf of COFINA Seniors Coalition (informal coalition)
lobbying and consulting firm on behalf of coalition
Crossroads Strategies, LLC
Opportunity Village
Non profit organization that provides services to individuals with disabilities
Porter Group, LLC
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
Business association
The Raben Group
National Abortion Federation
Non-profit
in-house lobbying
Univision Communications Inc.
Broadcast Television Network
Becker & Poliakoff, P.A.
WASHINGTON GAS LIGHT COMPANY
Utility
in-house lobbying
Cypress Advocacy, LLC on behalf of COFINA Seniors Coalition (informal coalition)
Lobbying and consulting on behalf of coalition.
Petra Strategies LLC
Specialty Equipment Market Association
Trade association dedicated to helping businesses involved with vehicle customizations
Webster, Chamberlain & Bean, LLP
EnRevo Pyro
​EnRevo Pyro develops and implements advanced waste to Energy
AMERICA-FIRST ENERGY CONSULTING SERVICES
City of Diamond Bar, CA
California Municipality
Prince Global Solutions, LLC
ATL Hawks, LLC
Sports & Entertainment
HOLLAND & KNIGHT LLP
Altaba, Inc.
Investment.
Federal Policy Group, LLC
Ryan, LLC
Tax Services
MILLER & CHEVALIER, CHTD
A&J Capital
Financial services & advisory firm
Becker & Poliakoff, P.A.
Southbridge Associates II LLC
Real estate management and development.
Capitol Counsel, LLC
Issue Client Firm Lobbyists Date Filed
Sberbank CIB USA, Inc.
Trading in equities and fixed income instruments eligible for US clients (not derivatives)
Venable LLP
OptaSense
Fiber optic sensing
Rising Tide Associates
American Ethane Company, LLC
Energy company.
BOLD STRATEGIES, LLC
Florida Community Loan Fund
Community Development Financial Institution.
Capitol Counsel, LLC
National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade
Legal advising
Nexxus Consulting, LLC
Schneider Electric, SE
Electric infrastructure equipment and services
K&L GATES LLP
CGCN GROUP, LLC FOR U.S. TRAVEL ASSOCIATION
Lobbying firm
HILL EAST GROUP, LLC
THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO
Higher Education
in-house lobbying
Higher Education Tax Reform Group (Informal Coalition)
Education
Capitol Tax Partners, LLP
LONGi Solar Technology (U.S.) Inc.
Manufacturer of mono-crystalline solar modules
Sidley Austin LLP
Maxor National Pharmacy Services, LLC
Pharmacy Services
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
National Osteoporosis Foundation
Health organization dedicated to preventing osteoporosis and broken bones.
Donna M. Fiorentino, LLC
Missouri Employment Support & Advocacy
A 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation that employs adults with developmental disabilities
Porter Group, LLC
Eli Lillly and Company
Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturing
Ice Miller LLP
Craigslist, Inc.
American classified advertisements website.
Sidley Austin LLP
Akin Gump on behalf of Gila River Telecommunications, Inc.
Law firm
SKLADANY CONSULTING LLC
TacSat Networks
Communications Company
American Capitol Group
Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
Biopharmaceutical Company
American Capitol Group
Sconset Strategies LLC
Government Relations, Public Relations firm
Ben Barnes Group LP
SAS Institute Inc.
Analytics Software & Solutions
Ice Miller Strategies LLC
United Bid Committee of Canada, Mexico and United States, LLC
A united bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
The Glover Park Group LLC
SnappConner
A public relations firm with innovative techniques.
J M BURKMAN & ASSOCIATES
ICO Pathfinder
Monetary Policy; Cryptocurrency;
NORTH STAR STRATEGIES LLC
Preferred Vascular Group, LLC (Dialysis Vascular Access Coalition)
Dialysis vascular access services
Liberty Partners Group, LLC
Trinity University
Education
The Normandy Group, LLC
AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Speciality pharmaceutical company
JEFFREY J. KIMBELL & ASSOCIATES, INC.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.
Pharmaceutical company.
King & Spalding LLP
S-3 Group
Lobbying firm
Urban Swirski & Associates, LLC
INVESTMENT PROGRAM ASSOCIATION
Trade association for the direct investment industry.
in-house lobbying
American Society of Association Executives
Trade association
Urban Swirski & Associates, LLC
Insulet Corporation
Medical device company
O’Neill and Associates
Special Health Resources for Texas, Inc.
Health care system
Husch Blackwell, LLP
W&O
Manufacturing sales and services
Federal Business Group
Coalition for a Domestic Insurance Industry
Coalition made up of United States Domestic Property and Casualty Insurance Companies.
CGCN GROUP, LLC (formerly known as Clark Geduldig Cranford & Nielsen, LLC)
Wabtec Corporation
Rail, public transportation and industrial manufacturing and services
Mr. Donald Itzkoff
Rodan & Fields, LLC
Skincare product manufacturer
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Florida Association of Child Care Management
State Trade Association
New Century Government Affairs (f/k/a Terrence C. Wolfe)
Consumer Mortgage Coalition
Trade association
Michael Best Strategies LLC
Build America Mutual
Bond insurer
Michael Best Strategies LLC
Dole Food Company
Producer and marketer of high-quality fresh fruit and fresh vegetables.
Mayer Brown LLP
Baxter
Baxter is a global leader in innovative systems for dialysis
Tarplin, Downs & Young, LLC
The Institute for Liberty
Public Policy Nonprofit
Mack Strategies
Madison Gas and Electric Company
Investor-owned public utility company
Michael Best Strategies LLC
MBO Partners, Inc.
professional services and technology company
Michael Best Strategies LLC
Osirius Group LLC
Engineering, Project Design and Implementation
Dickinson Wright PLLC
Brandt Miles
Representing Mr. Brandt as an individual but he is employed as a mortgage loan officer.
PARRY, ROMANI, DECONCINI & SYMMS
American Indian Health & Services
healthcare
BROWNSTEIN HYATT FARBER SCHRECK, LLP
AREVA, Inc.
Nuclear Energy Company
CHRIS PARANDIAN CONSULTING, LLC
The Bitcoin Foundation
The Bitcoin Foundation is an American nonprofit corporation founded in September 2012 with
Pierre Ciric
21st Century School Fund
Building the public will and capacity to modernize public school facilities.
Van Heuvelen Strategies, LLC
Issue Client Firm Lobbyists Date Filed
Williams Companies
energy infrastructure company
Bracewell LLP
YPF S.A
Oil and gas explorations and production.
The Glover Park Group LLC
Metro Govt of Nashville and Davidson County
City Government
Adams and Reese, LLP
Council for Quality Respiratory Care
Provide in-home patient services, respiratory care and respiratory equipment
Key Impact Strategies
Federal Hall Policy Advisors (on behalf of Experian, NA)
government relations firm
O’Rourke & Nappi, LLP
McConnell Valdes, LLC on behalf of Scotiabank de Puerto Rico
law firm
Cumberland North America, LLC
Utility-Scale Solar Coalition (“Informal”)
utility-scale solar energy advocacy
Smirnow Law
Management, Science and Innovation
Management consulting and information technology development services
Van Scoyoc Associates
Cigar Association of America, Inc.
Trade Association
Jake Perry + Partners
EverPower Wind Holdings, Inc.
Developer, owner, and operator of utility scale wind projects
BUCHANAN INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC
Free Conference Call Corporation
Telecommunications
The Cormac Group, LLC
United States Tennis Association Incorporated
Promote and develop the growth of tennis
Venable LLP
Allergan USA, Inc.
global pharmaceutical company
Sixkiller Consulting, LLC
Brian Wishneff and Associates
Financing and consulting firm.
Capitol Counsel, LLC
NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL
trade association for songwriters
in-house lobbying
Verily Life Sciences, LLC
Healthcare Biotechnology
Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas, Inc.
IKEA Indirect Material & Services, LLC
Furniture retailer.
APCO Worldwide LLC
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
private university offering degrees in arts & sciences, etc.
CAVAROCCHI RUSCIO DENNIS ASSOCIATES, L.L.C.
Intrexon Corporation
Biotechnology
BAILEY STRATEGIC ADVISORS, LLC
PTC Therapeutics
build an integrated biopharmaceutical company based on our expertise in RNA biology
CAVAROCCHI RUSCIO DENNIS ASSOCIATES, L.L.C.

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  1. lobbyists – because it is hard for politicans to decide stuff on your own – 58,842 lobbyists in Washington and probably 10000 in europe (brussels) https://gnusocial.de/url/4678210

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