Thursday, July 9, 2009

So many lobbyists.

During a recent Congressional hearing on health care, an NPR photographer decided to turn his camera not on the lawmakers, but on the lobbyists sitting in the listening area. The photograph is here. NPR used the photograph as an opportunity to "crowdsource" and glean the identities of some of these people. Some work for psychiatrists' associations; others for pharmaceutical companies and other healthcare clients. Like one NPR listener I heard quoted today, as I look at this group of people, I feel strongly that there's no one there to represent me.

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