Lobbyists Put Words In Their Mouths

A piece published by the NY Times on  the 14th continues to be worth reading as it shows the influence lobbyists have over the nation’s leaders.   In this case, they appear to have literally put words in their mouths.   And so, I’m posting a note about it now, even though I missed it when it first appeared in the paper.  Click on the quote below to read the entire story.

 “Statements by more than a dozen lawmakers were ghostwritten, in whole or in part, by Washington lobbyists working for Genentech, one of the world’s largest biotechnology companies.”  -NY Times

Those same ghostwriters are probably spending the Thanksgiving holiday working on talking points for the upcoming debate in the Senate?

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