Saturday, November 15, 2008

Lifeline or New Way of Life?

When business spends more time lobbying in Washington for government money instead of trying to make its own money, it's hard to continue calling it business. Is the bailout a lifeline or a new way of life?

Businesses as diverse as plumbers and boat manufacturers are crowding the halls of Washington. The New York Time reports, "The biggest surprise was how quickly it went from ‘I don’t need this,’ to ‘How do I get in?’ ” said Michele A. Davis, the head of public affairs at the Treasury."

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