Concern over for-profit earmarks are an indication of politicians’ interests

Earmarks rules are geared toward ending politicians’ practices of garnishing perks from private corporations, and in turn providing these corporations with taxpayer dollars.

Corporate lobbyist transparency needed for the green age

See, a huge number of companies make modest improvements in practices, but lobby all-out, in a variety of ways, to stall the adoption of higher standards, better land-use practices, green taxes or even health and safety regulations. And the impacts of those lobbying efforts usually far, far outweigh the good they claim to be doing with their pilot green efforts.