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Here are three important numbers to keep in mind while you mull this graphic over:

- In 1974, 3% of retiring members of Congress became lobbyists. Now 50% of senators and 42% of congressmen do.

- On average, those members of Congress who leave to become lobbyists enjoy a 1,452% raise

- The suburbs of Washington, D.C. now account for 7 of the nation's 10 richest counties.

Our lawmakers are selling out and cashing in while the rest of us struggle to get by. Share the petition to support the American Anti-Corruption Act ------>


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Congress thought that they could sneak through a series of awful provisions in the Omnibus Bill without the public catching on. But guess what? We noticed and we are angry. Speak up now! Here are just a few of the most outrageous elements of the deal:  Defense lobbyists scored $479 Million for defense contractors to make warplanes the Pentagon did not ask for. Sound expensive? They're paying…

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