Lobby more, pay less in taxes If you think you wound up paying too much in taxes this year, maybe you ought to hire a lobbyist. Or two. Or 20. After all, its a strategy that seems to be working well for some of the nations biggest corporations. As Americans prepare for tax day 2012, a new Sunlight analysis of lobbying and corporate tax rates finds that among 200 of the largest U.S. companies, the companies that spent the most on lobbying most effectively reduced their reported tax rates between 2007 and 2010. When do we throw the money changers from the temples of our government? How do we get our representatives to represent us and not the lobbyists handing them checks (and probably chicks)?