Thursday, May 07, 2009

Ins Co Lobbying Fed Govt for past due payment

An Insurance company hired a lobbyist to punish Argentina because they were owed $5,000?? I doubt that Thomas Jefferson ever considered this to be the proper role of govt.

TIG Insurance has hired the Normandy Group to “[a]ddress non-payment by Government of Argentina of fees owed to TIG Insurance Company. Seek to put restrictive language in Foreign Operations Appropriations Bills re: US assistance to Argentina.” The fees paid are less than $5,000, so it doesn’t seem like a lot of lobbying went on, but the list of lobbyists has a few revolvers on it.