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*  The Anti-Label Lobby | EWG
9 million in lobbying expenditures that made reference to GE labeling in the first quarter of 2014 - nearly as much as they ... Food industry lobbying in Congress dwarfed that of supporters of GE labeling, who disclosed $1.6 million in lobbying ... Lobbying expenditures for the second quarter of 2014 were due Monday (July 21), and the new data will be available by the end ... Industry lobbying boils over in bid to block labeling of genetically engineered food. Click here to see the updated report ...
http://ewg.org/research/anti-label-lobby-q1
*  Lobbying and agricultural trade policy in the United States
Permanent URL for this page: http://go.worldbank.org/JKT5YT7ON0 ...
http://econ.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64165259&theSitePK=469382&piPK=64165421&menuPK=64166093&entityID=000016406_20060112093108
*  BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Showbiz | Heston steps down from gun lobby
Hollywood legend Charlton Heston has made his last public appearance as the president of the US gun lobby, the National Rifle ... Heston's presidency gave the association a much-needed publicity boost during a difficult time for the pro-gun lobby, including ...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/2974993.stm
*  Richardson lobbies for Wilkerson deal - ProFootballTalk
A high-impact first-round pick of the Jets has openly lobbied for another high-impact first-round pick of the Jets to get a new ... A high-impact first-round pick of the Jets has openly lobbied for another high-impact first-round pick of the Jets to get a new ... Richardson lobbies for Wilkerson deal. Posted by Mike Florio on June 13, 2014, 9:13 PM EDT ... Stop lobbying for another player to get paid, especially a neophyte, one-year player like yourslef ...
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/06/13/richardson-lobbies-for-wilkerson-deal/related/
*  Private equity money to inspire North Sea investment - oil lobby | Reuters
... economics director of lobby group Oil and Gas UK, told Reuters. ...
http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-oil-outlook-idUKKBN16E00F
*  Bush Won't Lobby For Amendment - tribunedigital-orlandosentinel
President Bush is not going to lobby the Senate to revive it, a top adviser confirmed ... Bush Won't Lobby For Amendment. `Legislative Realities,' An Aide Says, Work Against A Constitutional Ban On Same-sex Marriage. ... President Bush is not going to lobby the Senate to revive it, a top adviser confirmed Sunday. ...
http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2005-01-17/news/0501170143_1_same-sex-marriage-marriage-act-defense-of-marriage
*  Fertilizing the Grass Roots LATEST IN LOBBYING - tribunedigital-baltimoresun
The Washington lobbying landscape is dotted with big and small firms promising to deliver the support that will make a critical ... Burson, which just set up a unit last December to do grass-roots lobbying, is tapping almost half of its 100-person Washington ... For their clients, these grass-roots consultants are often the last line of defense, called in when other lobbying, advertising ... Starting a few years ago, for instance, the industry has been pitching "grass-tops" lobbying: Rather than ...
http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1993-05-30/news/1993150100_1_grass-roots-lobbying
*  Tobacco Lobby's Greatest Fear - tribunedigital-baltimoresun
The tobacco lobby waved the Stars and Stripes and painted itself as a freedom fighter for the tar and nicotine set. (No ... Tobacco lobby wins another round in war on smoking Md.... May 13, 1992 ... has turned this issue into something the tobacco lobby hoped it would never become. ...
http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1993-02-27/news/1993058027_1_smoking-tobacco-lobby-evolutionary-chain
*  Q&A: U.S. Justice Ginsburg on Hobby Lobby, gay marriage, retirement | Reuters
Ginsburg also had plenty to say about how the Court's controversial Hobby Lobby decision highlighted a gender gap among her ... I thought Hobby Lobby was inexplicable. Whatever your religious beliefs you don't foist them on your employees. ... Q&A: U.S. Justice Ginsburg on Hobby Lobby, gay marriage, retirement. ... Q&A: U.S. Justice Ginsburg on Hobby Lobby, gay marriage, retirement ...
http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-ginsburg-idUKKBN0G14VS20140801
*  Illegal Immigrant Lobby: We Want Names | The Daily Caller
A group of pro-immigration lawyers are pushing the Department of Justice to produce a list of immigration judges who are hostile to undocumented immigrants.
http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/08/pro-illegal-immigration-group-demands-blacklist-for-hostile-immigration-judges/?utm_campaign=atdailycaller&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social

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(1/97) Lobbying and advocacy for the public's health: what are the limits for nonprofit organizations?

Nonprofit organizations play an important role in advocating for the public's health in the United States. This article describes the rules under US law for lobbying by nonprofit organizations. The 2 most common kinds of non-profits working to improve the public's health are "public charities" and "social welfare organizations." Although social welfare organizations may engage in relatively unlimited lobbying, public charities may not engage in "substantial" lobbying. Lobbying is divided into 2 main categories. Direct lobbying refers to communications with law-makers that take a position on specific legislation, and grassroots lobbying includes attempts to persuade members of the general public to take action regarding legislation. Even public charities may engage in some direct lobbying and a smaller amount of grassroots lobbying. Much public health advocacy, however, is not lobbying, since there are several important exceptions to the lobbying rules. These exceptions include "non-partisan analysis, study, or research" and discussions of broad social problems. Lobbying with federal or earmarked foundation funds is generally prohibited.  (+info)

(2/97) Exploring the scope for advocacy by paediatricians.

AIMS: To ascertain the type and extent of problems requiring advocacy in paediatrics. To develop an approach for analysing problems according to their root causes and the level of society at which advocacy is needed. METHODS: Nine paediatricians kept detailed clinical diaries for two weeks to identify problems. Classifications were developed to categorise problems by cause and the level of society at which they needed to be addressed. The press was surveyed for one week for childhood issues attracting media attention. RESULTS: 60 problems requiring advocacy were identified. Root causes included failures within agencies, between agencies, and inadequate provision. In addition to advocacy required individually, "political" action was needed at the community level (16 issues), city level (16 issues), and nationally (15 issues). 103 articles were found in the press, these did not relate closely to issues identified by clinicians. CONCLUSIONS: Many opportunities for advocacy arise in the course of daily work. A systematic way of analysing them has been developed for use in planning action. To optimise the health and health care of children, there is a need to train and support paediatricians in advocacy work for local as well as national issues. Ten issues were identified that might be prioritised by paediatricians working on an agenda for action.  (+info)

(3/97) Public health advocacy: process and product.

OBJECTIVES: In this article the author describes public health advocacy and proposes a conceptual framework for understanding how it works. METHODS: The proposed framework incorporates the image of an assembly line. The public health advocacy assembly line produces changes in societal resource allocation that are necessary for optimizing public health. The framework involves 3 main stages: information, strategy, and action. These stages are conceptually sequential but, in practice, simultaneous. The work at each stage is continually adjusted according to circumstances at the other stages. RESULTS: The framework has practical implications; for example, public health advocacy teams need members with complementary skills in distinct roles. Potential applications are illustrated via two public health advocacy efforts. CONCLUSIONS: The framework may be useful in assessing staffing and funding needs for public health advocacy endeavors, explaining common problems in these endeavors and suggesting solutions, and guiding decisions concerning effort allocation. Application of the framework to a variety of public health advocacy endeavors will clarify its strengths and weaknesses.  (+info)

(4/97) Baby food industry lobbies WHO on breast feeding advice.

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(5/97) The power of survivor advocacy: making car trunks escapable.

Survivor advocates are powerful workers for injury prevention. Some of the major prevention successes have been due in large part to their efforts. This case history examines the four year campaign to prevent entrapment in car trunks (or boot) through the routine installation of interior trunk releases. It traces how a life altering event began a cluster of activities leading to product redesign and regulation to prevent injury. The following elements were key: data and the lack thereof, identification of possible solutions, newsworthy tragedies and media advocacy, politics and sympathetic lawmakers, an agency with regulatory authority, manufacturers, and trade associations. Survivors can assist the injury field because the personal and the professional complement each other in advocacy. Public health professionals can assist survivor advocates by sharing research, data and organizational skills, and by helping to secure grants.  (+info)

(6/97) Lessons learned from the tobacco industry's efforts to prevent the passage of a workplace smoking regulation.

OBJECTIVES: This study assessed the implementation of tobacco industry strategies to prevent a workplace smoking regulation. METHODS: Tobacco industry internal documents were identified; hearing transcripts for the affiliations, arguments, and positions regarding the regulation of testifiers were coded; and media coverage was analyzed. RESULTS: Tobacco industry strategies sought to increase business participation and economic discussions at public hearings and to promote unfavorable media coverage of the regulation. The percentage of business representatives opposing the regulation grew from 18% (5 to 28) to 57% (13 of 23) between the hearings. Economic arguments opposing the regulation rose from 25% (7 of 28) to 70% (16 of 23). Press coverage was neutral and did not increase during the period of the regulatory hearings. CONCLUSIONS: The tobacco industry was successful in implementing 2 of its 3 strategies but was not able to prevent passage of the comprehensive workplace regulation.  (+info)

(7/97) Tobacco industry allegations of "illegal lobbying" and state tobacco control.

OBJECTIVES: This study assessed the perceived effect of tobacco industry allegations of "illegal lobbying" by public health professionals on policy interventions for tobacco control. METHODS: Structured interviews were conducted with state health department project managers in all 17 National Cancer Institute-funded American Stop Smoking Intervention Study (ASSIST) states. Documentation and media records related to ASSIST from the National Cancer Institute, health advocates, and the tobacco industry were analyzed. RESULTS: The tobacco industry filed formal complaints of illegal lobbying activities against 4 ASSIST states. These complaints had a temporary chilling effect on tobacco control policy interventions in those states. ASSIST states not targeted by the tobacco industry developed an increased awareness of the industry's tactics and worked to prepare for such allegations to minimize disruption of their activities. Some self-reported self-censorship in policy activity occurred in 11 of the 17 states (65%). CONCLUSIONS: Public health professionals need to educate themselves and the public about the laws that regulate lobbying activities and develop their strategies, including their policy activities, accordingly.  (+info)

(8/97) The new battleground: California's experience with smoke-free bars.

OBJECTIVES: This study examined the tobacco industry's tactics in the political, grassroots, and media arenas in attempting to subvert California's smoke-free bar law, and the efforts of health advocates to uphold and promote the law by using the same 3 channels. METHODS: Interviews with key informants involved in the development and implementation of the smoke-free bar law were conducted. Information was gathered from bill analyses, internal memoranda, tobacco industry documents, media articles, and press releases. RESULTS: The tobacco industry worked both inside the legislature and through a public relations campaign to attempt to delay implementation of the law and to encourage noncompliance once the law was in effect. Health groups were able to uphold the law by framing the law as a health and worker safety issue. The health groups were less successful in pressing the state to implement the law. CONCLUSIONS: It is possible to enact and defend smoke-free bar laws, but doing so requires a substantial and sustained commitment by health advocates. The tobacco industry will fight this latest generation of clean indoor air laws even more aggressively than general workplace laws.  (+info)


Australian Chris


  • The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) today welcomed progress towards the introduction of ISP-based Internet filtering aimed at protecting children from online pornography. (acl.org.au)
  • Australian Christian Lobby Managing Director Lyle Shelton said there seemed to be no end to how far this radical program would encroach into the lives of Australian families trying to raise the next generation of boys and girls. (acl.org.au)
  • The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) has strongly condemned the passing of a resolution by the Victorian Labor Party state conference on the weekend calling for gay marriage and urging the Federal Government not to disallow ACT legislation to give same-sex couples legal 'marriage-like' ceremonies. (acl.org.au)


lobbyists


  • Lobbyists are depending more and more on mass media communications in their effort to influence public policy…… While traditional lobbying still is a mainstay of professional lobbyists, more lobbyists are turning to new media and issue advocacy to achieve the outcomes they seek. (wobm.com)
  • INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A key aide to Vice President-elect Mike Pence canceled a lobbying contract with the state of Indiana days before Donald Trump's transition team announced a hiring ban on registered lobbyists. (wane.com)
  • Capitol Confidential is musing about the difficulties faced by lobbyists since the leadership issue in the state senate remains up in the air: "But given the uncertainty of the leadership vote in January, who do you lobby, Democrats or Republicans? (blogspot.com)
  • But given the closeness of the partisan divide, the lobbying challenge will be to woo as much bipartisan support as possible-regardless of which party assumes control, so the following observation is, perhaps, a bit off the mark: "But lobbyists must play a bit of diplomacy until January, even if it seems to be headed into Democratic leadership. (blogspot.com)


Congress


  • Food industry lobbying in Congress dwarfed that of supporters of GE labeling, who disclosed $1.6 million in lobbying expenditures that made reference to GE labeling in 2013 and just over $400,000 in the first quarter of this year - just one-eighth as much as the opponents. (ewg.org)
  • But for some of Washington's hottest lobbying shops -- ones that specialize in orchestrating grass-roots mail and phone blitzes to members of Congress from the hinterlands -- the proposed tax has generated barrels of money. (baltimoresun.com)
  • Starting a few years ago, for instance, the industry has been pitching "grass-tops" lobbying: Rather than generating letters and phone calls from ordinary Joe Sixpacks, they promise to round up local business and civic leaders who have clout with members of Congress. (baltimoresun.com)


2017


  • At Spring Lobby Weekend 2017, hundreds of young people will join this conversation as advocates for a more just and moral society. (washingtonpeacecenter.net)


officials


  • For example, an investigation into whether the administration of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and some public officials violated lobbying laws in their redevelopment efforts is still unresolved after two years. (blogspot.com)
  • Lobbying provides elected and appointed officials with the information they need to make the best decisions for their constituencies. (mdlta.org)


cite


  • The forms cite lobbying on GE labeling as well as other policy issues. (ewg.org)
  • Q: The Court issued a string of decisions this term that might hurt women, and you've complained specifically about the Hobby Lobby case that said for-profit employers can cite religious reasons to opt out of birth control coverage under federal law. (reuters.com)


justices


  • A former women's rights advocate appointed to the court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton, Ginsburg also had plenty to say about how the Court's controversial Hobby Lobby decision highlighted a gender gap among her fellow justices, why gay marriage will continue to face court challenges, and why a woman might not be her ideal successor. (reuters.com)


Reuters


  • LONDON (Reuters) - A recent surge in North Sea deals, driven by private equity money, will inspire other investors to spend more in the ageing basin where gross revenue has turned positive for the first time in five years, Britain's oil lobby said. (reuters.com)
  • They want good returns and you get that by investing and squeezing the rest of production out of your assets," Mike Tholen, economics director of lobby group Oil and Gas UK, told Reuters. (reuters.com)


public


  • Hollywood legend Charlton Heston has made his last public appearance as the president of the US gun lobby, the National Rifle Association (NRA). (bbc.co.uk)
  • For their clients, these grass-roots consultants are often the last line of defense, called in when other lobbying, advertising and public relations efforts have been exhausted. (baltimoresun.com)
  • This column presents evidence that lobbying is not only much more prevalent in developing countries than previously thought but also much more effective than corruption as a means of influencing public policy and supporting enterprise growth. (voxeu.org)
  • Recent research raises the possibility that one alternative, lobbying, is not only much more prevalent in developing countries than previously thought, but also that it is more effective than corruption as a means of influencing public policy and in supporting the performance of business firms (in terms of sales growth. (voxeu.org)


marriage


  • WASHINGTON -- Despite his call last year for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, President Bush is not going to lobby the Senate to revive it, a top adviser confirmed Sunday. (orlandosentinel.com)
  • Krason told CNA on March 19 that some lobby groups in favor of abortion and a redefinition of marriage "try to promote very dangerous, expansive language, like reproductive rights, that sounds very good but is actually really bad. (catholicnewsagency.com)


firms


  • The Washington lobbying landscape is dotted with big and small firms promising to deliver the support that will make a critical difference in federal, state and local lobbying fights. (baltimoresun.com)
  • On the other hand, in recent research co-authored with Francesco Giovannoni, I examine whether and how extensively lobbying affects the political decision-making process (vis-à-vis corruption) and also whether firms benefit economically from membership in such associations. (voxeu.org)
  • Using 1999 survey data for about 4,000 firms in 25 transition economies, we find that lobbying is a very important alternative instrument of political influence (see also Harstad and Svensson , 2008. (voxeu.org)


report


  • Several companies that produce genetically engineered seeds and herbicides - including Monsanto, Syngenta and Dow AgroSciences - did not report lobbying specifically on either piece of legislation on their 2013 disclosure forms or in the first quarter of 2014. (ewg.org)
  • In a March 12 report about the lobbying effort, Scarnecchia and undergraduate student Sara Hartung said developed nations, including the U.S. under the current Obama administration, use such gatherings to try to push poor countries to accept documents enshrining abortion "as a fundamental right" and classifying restrictions on homosexual sex as "crimes against humanity. (catholicnewsagency.com)


Industry


  • Schaefer defies tobacco lobby Industry begins push for. (baltimoresun.com)


group


  • NJEA's total and communications spending both are new records for annual lobbying outlays by one group. (wobm.com)
  • There are, however, some important differences, and they centre on the notions that corrupt practices are illegal, that corruption activities tend to involve bribes or illegal payments and, arguably the most important difference, that corrupt practices tend to directly benefit a small number of "users" (often one individual) while lobbying activities are carried out in order to benefit a group of users that share a specific interest. (voxeu.org)
  • The transition economies as a group provide an extraordinary setting to test ideas on the relative importance of lobbying and corruption. (voxeu.org)
  • What are the factors that determine the likelihood of a firm being a member of a lobby group? (voxeu.org)
  • Lobbying is measured by membership in a trade association or lobbying group. (voxeu.org)


million


  • Companies and organizations opposed to labeling foods that contain genetically engineered ingredients disclosed $9 million in lobbying expenditures that made reference to GE labeling in the first quarter of 2014 - nearly as much as they spent in all of 2013. (ewg.org)
  • Food and biotechnology companies and organizations disclosed $9.3 million in lobbying expenditures in 2013 that made reference to GE labeling and $9 million in the first quarter of 2014 alone. (ewg.org)
  • In particular, the Grocery Manufacturers Association disclosed $1.2 million in lobbying expenditures that made reference to GE labeling in the first quarter of 2014. (ewg.org)
  • The Association's member organizations separately disclosed another $4.3 million in lobbying expenditures that made reference to GE labeling in the first quarter, including $3.9 million by beverage giants Coca-Cola and Pepsi. (ewg.org)
  • In addition to disclosing $18.4 million in lobbying expenditures that made reference to GE labeling in 2013 and the first quarter of 2014, GE labeling opponents spent $67.9 million to defeat ballot initiatives in California and Washington. (ewg.org)


trade


  • It is difficult to assess whether lobbying, for example, contributes to the strengthening of democratic institutions or whether it helps further political stability (Coates, Heckelman and Wilson, 2007, provide evidence that the number of trade associations, as a proxy for lobbying activity, is systematically higher in democracies. (voxeu.org)


laws


  • What is the relative role of corruption and lobbying in explaining the probability of a firm being influential in terms of government laws, regulations and policies? (voxeu.org)


days


  • Muslims are in catching-up mode," said Zahid Bukhari, of the Islamic Circle of North America, one of the groups that founded the coalition that organized the lobbying days. (gazette.com)


upper


  • Fill out a bid slip and place it in the secure box near the art in the upper lobby. (artspring.ca)
  • Tom Siddon lobbied his friends in the upper echelons of the Conservative party to prevent changes of the Fisheries Act ahead of the budget bill's release but to no avail. (ipolitics.ca)


another


  • A high-impact first-round pick of the Jets has openly lobbied for another high-impact first-round pick of the Jets to get a new contract. (nbcsports.com)
  • Tobacco lobby wins another round in war on smoking Md. (baltimoresun.com)


Washington


  • Burson, which just set up a unit last December to do grass-roots lobbying, is tapping almost half of its 100-person Washington staff for the campaign. (baltimoresun.com)
  • A lobbying disclosure filed Nov. 14 indicates Joshua Pitcock canceled a contract that paid him $23,000 a month to be the sole Washington lobbyist for the state of Indiana, where Pence has been governor. (wane.com)


spent


  • While most people are shocked, Burlington Mayor Steve Sexton has spent years lobbying to upgrade the bridge. (q13fox.com)


obvious


  • To many analysts, the distinction between lobbying and corruption is not obvious. (voxeu.org)


evidence


  • Empirical evidence on lobbying in developing countries as a whole is starting to accumulate (Thomas and Hrebenar, 2008), particularly for the so-called transition economies (Frye, 2002, is an early example). (voxeu.org)


services


  • For Wilkerson's part, he hasn't lobbied for a deal or threatened to withhold services. (nbcsports.com)


state


  • EWG did not tally funds expended to lobby state legislatures. (ewg.org)


difficult


  • Heston's presidency gave the association a much-needed publicity boost during a difficult time for the pro-gun lobby, including fallout from the massacre at the Columbine school in Colorado in 1999. (bbc.co.uk)


past


  • Sidley Austin, which has served as counsel to the government of the Cayman Islands in the past, will now lobby the United States government for those Caribbean islands. (typepad.com)
  • Just this past week we were reminded of an investigation by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo into the questionable lobbying by the Flushing-Willets Point-Corona Local Development Corporation (FWPCLDC), paid by the city to lobby for the Willets Point urban renewal plan before the City Council. (blogspot.com)


time


  • More than three times as many people - 400-plus - showed up to lobby at this year's annual Muslim Advocacy Day (Monday and Tuesday, May 1-2), compared with the first time the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations held the event in 2015. (gazette.com)
  • The Lobby Art Auction is a series of four fantastic pieces of art created by Salt Spring Artists sold through a sealed bid auction, one piece at a time, throughout the 2016/17 Season at ArtSpring. (artspring.ca)


members


  • MLTA Lobby Day gives our members an effective way to let members of the General Assembly know MLTA's positions through personal meetings, ideally with constituents. (mdlta.org)


support


  • The burst of lobbying by food and biotechnology companies was partly designed to muster Congressional support for legislation that would block states from requiring GE labeling on food packages. (ewg.org)
  • Your support of the ArtSpring Lobby Art Auction is greatly appreciated. (artspring.ca)


Who lobbied for privacy and sealed adoption records?


  • An adoption agency recently said that open records must be balanced against the right to privacy that was "lobbied for by birth parents." Who are these birth parents who lobbied for privacy? Lobbying is a public act, when you testify or submit a letter in support of legislation it becomes part of the public record. Therefore we should be able to identify the birth parents who lobbied for privacy. Does anyone know who they are? When did they testify? At which hearing were they present? Were they allowed to lobby anonymously? Should we allow anonymous lobbying in a democracy?
  • oh, anyone can "lobby." Anyone can write a letter to a lawmaker.Lobbying is not the same as courtroom testimony.Citizens are not required to take an oath. Anyone can testify. I have done it many times, in support for identifying information for both sides. I testify as a reunited mother. I have seen NCFA come trotting into our legislature, with their little guy who I think is an adoptive parent. They claim to speak for mothers who wish to be "anonymous.'"They should speak for themselves.....only for themselves...the business of adoption. But it really is the agencies and the adoptive parents who want the records to stay sealed. NCFA is an adoption agencies lobby group.They speak for the business of adoption. "Privacy" and "anonymity" are two different things. NCFA has deliberately confused them. "Privacy" is a 4th Amendment Right ...and privacy is real, but it is not about hiding from one's child....nor children hiding from parents. The general birth certificate laws in the states do not hide parents from children nor children from parents. . There is no right to "anonymity" between parents and children.NCFA is using the term "privacy" incorrectly in order to make it look like mothers who surrendered their babies were granted a right to anonymity. This is not true..and it is cruel. The relationship between mothers, fathers, and children is a private relationship. Family relationships, natural family relationships..are considered private, at least at their beginnings. This private relationship has been violated....by adoption. Adoption tears families apart, and sealed , fake birth certificates keep them apart. Privacy is real. The relationship of a mother, father, and child is created privately. And the privacy of mothers, fathers, and children has been violated by NCFA and their assinine lobbying for adoption and fake,sealed records . NCFA should shut up and stop testifying for "mothers".


Does lobbying increase the cost of health care?


  • In 2009 pharmaceutical companies paid 1.8 billion dollars in lobbying efforts to squash health care reform. Insurance lobbyist came in at second place with 1.3 billion dollars.spent to stop the efforts. My question is that 3.1 billion spent from health care to stop this, will all of us health care consumers have to pay them that 3.1 billion back?
  • If they're effective in stopping it, it will save the $1 trillion dollars that the health care bill will cost. So, in your example, lobbying would save the tax payers quite a bit of money. Nice loaded question though.


Are you more at risk of getting sick in the hospital lobby?


  • Are you more at risk to gettig sick if you are in the hospital lobby or cafeteria? Or are those area well disinfected? Just wondering because sometime go to the hospital just to get coffee and sometime may just go there to eat. Reply: Why coffee at hospital? In my town there are only two good espresso place. Starbucks and a local coffeehouse. The local coffee house is much better in quality than Starbucks. However, they're drive trought location recently moved so the only place to get their great quality coffee is in their next location: the hospital snack room.
  • Go somewhere else for coffee and food.


Do they sell solid colored socks at Hobby Lobby?


  • I need a solid pair of either blue or orange socks for homecoming game, does anyone know if they would be at Hobby Lobby? Or if they would sell them at Super Target? Thanks!
  • Hobby lobby is an art store...your better bet is target


Minneapolis Minnesota tattoo parlor with fish pond in the lobby?


  • Does anyone know the name of the tattoo shop in Minneapolis Minnesota with a fish pond in the lobby? I can't remember the name of it and I want to get a tattoo there.
  • 612) 729-1475 Website: www.leviticus.com Here you go,Downtown Mpls Mn


what did you do to make the poor kid in the library's lobby cry?


  • there's a kid in the library lobby crying. how you all must have done something to get him going. now what did you do?
  • My kid was that kid crying in the lobby today. He wouldn't stop running and he tripped and hit his head on the table. Sorry, we disturbed you.


How many deaths have been a direct result of lead in toys?


  • I always hear news people making a fuss over lead levels in toys and about groups lobbying to get those levels lower. I know my generation was exposed quite a bit to lead before we even knew it was dangerous. I wonder if this just a media hot-button or if someone can demonstrate, WITH FACTS AND SOURCE, PLEASE, how many annual deaths are a result of lead poisoning from toys, and how that figure compares to choking deaths, auto deaths or other leading child causes.
  • Lead poisoning occurs when a person swallows or breathes in pieces of lead or lead dust. According to www.wcco.com, the online news reporter for Minneapolis, MN, a 4 year old boy died after swallowing a charm from a bracelet that contained dangerous amounts of lead. The death of this little boy is the first one that health officials can directly attribute to lead in jewelry. According to kidshealth.org, "Each year in the United States 310,000 1- to 5-year-old kids are found to have unsafe levels of lead in their blood, which can lead to a wide range of symptoms, from headaches and stomach pain to behavioral problems and anemia (not enough healthy red blood cells). Lead can also affect a child's developing brain." Reasons for lead poisoning can be attributed to many sources that need to be looked at. Not just toys. According to kidshealth.org, some places that people might find dangerous amounts of lead * Contaminated soil, which is found near busy streets, in part because lead was an ingredient in gasoline until the late 1970s. The soil that surrounds homes that were painted with lead-based paint may be contaminated too. Contaminated soil is a particular concern because it can also introduce lead dust into the home. * water that flows through old lead pipes or faucets, if the pipes begin to break down * food stored in bowls glazed or painted with lead, or imported from countries that use lead to seal canned food * some toys, jewelry, hobby, and sports objects (like stained glass, ink, paint, and plaster) * some folk or home remedies, such as greta and azarcon (used to treat an upset stomach) According to childdeathreview.org, *In the United States in 2000, 6,466 children (0-18) were killed in motor vehicle crashes. *In the United States, 1,236 children (0-18) died from drowning in 2000. *842 unintentional deaths, such as, Choking: a child chokes on an object such as a piece of food or small toy. In 2003, the population of children in the United States ages (0-19) was 81,216,385. The number of child deaths for that year attributed to all causes was, 53,539. Hope this helped.


Does hobby lobby drug test new employees?


  • I have an interview at Hobby Lobby this coming week. It has been a while since I smoked marijuana but I would like to know if I should be concerned about cleaning out my system. Does Hobby Lobby drug test new employees? I have looked the question up and gotten many different answers. Yet most of them are not certain and are not answered by employees of Hobby Lobby.
  • Most likely they will drug test you. If you haven't smoked within 30 days you should be ok....pot stays in your system that long but other drugs clear in 3-5 days, depending on how heavy the use is. If you are worried you might not pass a whiz quiz, you can purchase a mini drug test at CVS, Walgreen's or other pharmacies for about $15 & test yourself. The kit is easy to use & very much like those we used in our clinic. Good luck!