IAAPA spent $180k on lobbying efforts in second quarter

Posted Monday, September 29, 2008 9:42 AM | Contributed by Jeff

IAAPA spent $180,000 in the second quarter lobbying on federal oversight of amusement park rides and other issues, according to a disclosure report filed July 11. They also lobbied to extend exemptions to a cap on H-2B visas for temporary workers.

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Monday, September 29, 2008 10:02 AM

Is that all? I'm not even sure $180K can buy you lunch.

Monday, September 29, 2008 10:26 PM

180k? I bet Fanny and Freddy paid well over 180 million to keep from getting oversight in the two bills that were brought up just to do that in 2002 and 2005

Monday, September 29, 2008 10:47 PM
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I don't even know why you're making the comparison, given the relative size of the amusement industry.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008 10:30 PM

I hear where you're coming from, Jeff. It makes me wonder why such small potatoes is worthy of an AP news story and printed in Conde Nast. Why not report on the groups spending that amount times a hundred or thousand on their lobbying efforts?


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