How much money special interest groups put into elective politics in the United States varies with the lobbyist as well as the issues of concern as this is relative to their interest on the passage of specific legislations in the Congress and in the Senate, which may largely affect servicing company survival. For example, in 1913 President W. Wilson sponsored legislation on tariff which would bring about tax reduction (U. S. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary).
This caused an outburst of reactions among the Republicans who were in the minority as oppositionist because a tax reduction would mean lessened tax returns, subsequently, lessened budgetary allocations, lessened labor cost, in like manner projected projects and projected allocations for various servicing companies will harshly be affected as this may be cut down if not cancelled thus losing targeted profits.
It would therefore be a backlash in the any governmental department’s priorities as well as the earnings of servicing companies, instead of simply an administrations cutting-edge. This is why companies spend for groups of lobbyist, pay them substantially and struggle to avoid sudden changes in Administration bills which may directly affect their operation specially its monetary aspects. In other words domino effect on sudden alterations to bring down taxes is not beneficial to commerce and industry.
It is for this reason that the top spender for lobbying is the US Chamber of Commerce as shown by the data below: firm hired Johnson, Madigan et al earning $160,000; by subsidiaries, US Chamber Institute for Legal Reform earned $9, 380, 000; top client Issue, Trade and number of Lobbyists 20; and top all-time donor, American Fedn of State, County & Municipal Employees, $38, 673, 449 (Trade Issue Summary 2007). US Chamber of Commerce does not include its subsidiaries' expenses in its self-filed report, so all expenditures are summed for Total Lobbying Expenditures.
Lobbying Congress: An Overview of Legal Provisions and Congressional Ethics Rules (pdf) References U. S. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Maintenance of a Lobby to Influence Legislation. Hearings before a Subcommittee, 63rd Cong. , 1st sess. (1913). Based on data released by the FEC on Monday, June 04, 2007. Trade Issue Summary. (2007). Total Number of Clients: 666. Number of reports listing issue area: 1758. Records are displayed 50 at a time. Lobbying Congress: An Overview of Legal Provisions and Congressional Ethics Rules (pdf)