In the official record of the historic House debate on overhauling health care, the speeches of many lawmakers echo with similarities. Often, that was no accident.Read the whole article on the NYT-site : In House, Many Spoke With One Voice: Lobbyists’
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. E-mail messages obtained by The New York Times show that the lobbyists drafted one statement for Democrats and another for Republicans.
Taking the above into account, it makes you wonder what the effect is of all the money Exxon spent on lobbyism during the past years.