Saturday, June 04, 2016

"Pay Me More"

Pity the poor lobbyist?
Heather Podesta’s comments came during an interview hosted on Facebook with Vox editor-in-chief Ezra Klein.

During one part of the interview, which was flagged by The Intercept, a viewer asked Podesta why lobbyists are paid so much.

“I think we’re not paid enough,” Podesta replied as she and Klein laughed together.

The Vox editor appeared sympathetic to Podesta and the lobbying business, calling her a “member of…the most maligned industry on the campaign trail today.”

The Intercept noted that Podesta’s eponymously named boutique firm raked in $7.5 million last year.
But she still needs to make a living...

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