According to an investigative report from the Center for Responsive Politics, our costs are the same as they charge Baltimore but twice what they charge Seattle for lobbying. Still, that's cheaper than the $600,000 plus a year that the U.S. Justice Department's report on Foreign Agents revealed they were paid for their services by the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
Stu Van Scoyoc, Chief Executive Officer, has BS degree in chemical engineering
Jennifer LaTourette knows how to get things done by developing relationships with influential members of Congress. Attending their wedding was disgraced Republican Congressman Bob Ney, now serving 30 months in federal prison for actions taken on behalf of convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff's clients in exchange for bribes. She also gave a large campaign contribution to Republican Congressman Jerry Lewis, called by Rolling Stone the "King of Payoffs." Former Chairman and now Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, Lewis has a 93% rating by the Chamber of Commerce but Zero ratings from the National Education Association and the League of Conservation Voters. He also has mounting legal bills from a continuing federal investigation of his relationship with lobbyists and award of federal grants.
Jennifer LaTourette will not return phone calls to people who want to know more about her special talents, and her husband recently complained to the Cleveland Plain Dealer and got a liberal blogger fired from their staff. Nice folks that we are counting on to lead our nation and lobby for deficit building pork projects in our nation's capitol. That's the price of pleasing the Cowbirds and the Corporate Jet Set.
Anyway, that's the high powered Washington lobbyist firm that Mayor Coody wants to hire with our tax dollars to play the game of getting pork in bloated budget bills. He said last year that a Resolution passed by a unanimous vote of the City Council wasn't worth the paper it was written on. That's about what I think of the ethical value of the Resolution that Coody is pushing to grease the sweaty palms of Van Scoyoc Associates with $84,000 of our local sales tax dollars.