Wealthy D.C. Lobbyists Hire Homeless People to Stand in Line

Harvard University professor Michael Sandel on Monday lamented that almost every aspect of life in the United States was being “sold off to the highest bidder.”

In particular, Sandel condemned D.C.’s line-standing companies. The companies allow lobbyists and others to obtain seats at congressional hearings without having to wait in long lines. The hearings are supposed to be open to the public, but the line-standing companies make it harder for less privileged citizens to gain access to government.

(Source: RawStory.com and PBS)

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