CNN reported that there are "more than 37,000 registered lobbyists. The Christian Science Monitor reports "39,402. In this country they are spending billions each year buying the votes of people who are suppose to be representing us. It is estimated that the number of lobbyists have increased 10 fold in last 20 years. Our elected representatives can't hear us because the lobbyist money just speaks too loudly. Legislation limiting lobbying is long overdue. There is no legislation more important than this.