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The Amazing ROI of Corporate Lobbying

THE AMAZING ROI (RETURN ON INVESTMENT)
OF CORPORATE LOBBYING

Compare the expected return for every dollar spent lobbying blows any ordinary Investment strategy out of the water; even a blue
chip stock. It’s no wonder $3.5 billion were spent lobbying in 2010.

An Ordinary American
Invests in one
BLUE CHIP STOCK

ROI: 11%
If you Invested in DOW Jones
Industrial Average companies in 2010, you would have earned an average of 11 cents for every dollar invested.

$1 -----> $1.11

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Big Fossil
Lobbies for
OIL SUBSIDIES

ROI: 5,900%
The oil, gas and coal Industry
heavily lobbies Washington.
During the 111th Congress
they gave $347 million in
campaign contributions. The
same Congress approved over
$20 billion in subsidies to the
fossil fuel industry

For every dollar spent on
lobbying, $59 were received
in subsidies. That’s an ROI of
5,900%.

$1 -------- > $59
$347 M ---------> $20,489 M


Multinationals
Lobby for a corporate
TAX BREAK

ROl:
22,000%

In 2004, 93 US corporations
lobbied for a temporary tax
break to bring their offshore
profits back to US banks. They
argued that the money saved
would be spent on creating jobs.

The companies spent $283
million lobbying for the measure, which passed. Because
of it, they paid $63 billion
less in taxes. That’s an PCI of
22,000%.

(The companies only spent
9% of their savings on new
jobs.)


$1 ------------> $220
$283 M ----------> $57,000 M


Big Pharma
Lobbies to keep
DRUG PRICES HIGH

ROl:
77,500%

President Bush created our
federal prescription drug
program for seniors in 2003.
The pharmaceutical industry
spent $116 million lobbying to
bar Medicare from bargaining
for competitive drug prices.

If Medicare could negotiate
drug prices, It would save
approximately $90 billion a
year for prescriptions. That’s
a 77,500% ROI for the drug
companies.

$1 -------> $775
$116 M ----------> $90,000 M

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ACT: uniItedrepublic.org An Ordinary American Big Fossil Lobbies for Multinationals Lobby for a corporate Big Pharma Lobbies to keep THE Invests in one AMAZING BLUE CHIP STOCK OIL SUBSIDIES TAX BREAK DRUG PRICES HIGH ROI $220 ROI: 11% If you invested in DOW Jones Industrial Average compa- nies in 2010, you would have eamed an average of 11 cents for every dollar invested. ROI: 5,900% ROI: 22,000% ROI: 77,500% (RETURN ON INVESTMENT) OF CORPORATE LOBBYING $775 Compare the ex- pected return for every dollar spent: lobbying blows any ordinary investment strategy out of the water; even a blue chip stock. It's no wonder $3.5 billion were spent lobbying in 2010. The oil, gas and coal industry heavily lobbies Washington. During the 11ath Congress they gave $347 million in campaign contributions. The same Congress approved over $20 billion in subsidies to the fossil fuel industry. In 2004, 93 US corporations lobbied for a temporary tax break to bring their offshore profits back to US banks. They argued that the money saved would be spent on creating jobs. President Bush created our federal prescription drug program for seniors in 2003. The pharmaceutical industry spent $116 million lobbying to bar Medicare from bargaining for competetive drug prices. $1.11 $1 For every dollar spent on lobbying, $59 were received in subsidies. That's an ROI of 5,900%. The companies spent $283 million lobbying for the mea- sure, which passed. Because of it, they paid $63 billion If Medicare could negotiate drug prices, it would save approximately $90 billion a year for prescriptions. That's a 77,500% Rol for the drug companies. less in taxes. That's an ROI of $59 SOURCES 22,000%. CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY FOR LOEBYINC EXDENDITURES AN (The companies only spent 9% of their savings on new Jobs.) MERICAR JOS CRIATIONACT BY ALEXANDER, MAZZA, A PRICEDFOIL.OR OPENSECIETS. DRG 500x OULFUTURE ORC zoom $1 united re:public ACT unitedrepublic.org $347 M $20,489 M $283 M $57,000 M $116 M $90,000 M

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