I know this is going to come as a shock to you, but apparently, there exists a "revolving door" between Capitol Hill lawmakers and the lobbyists that tell those lawmakers how to write their laws. In recent months, many former lobbyists have returned to haunt the halls of power in person. And they often take pay cuts to do so. These people must really love their country, right?
As you may have heard, in a 5-4 decision, the SCOTUS essentially went at the teeth of McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform with hammer and tongs.