Friday, December 24, 2010
Lobbying The Hard Way
Dec. 23, 2010
Romanian lobbyist takes dramatic, futile action
A disgruntled state-employed electrician hurled himself from a balcony overlooking the chamber of the Romanian parliament. His 23 foot plunge was in protest of government economic policies that have cut wages, whilst raising taxes and curtailing government programs.
The man's injuries were not life threatening and had little effect on legislators, half of whom walked out of the chamber in protest of the other half.
The only evidence of the man's dive was a loud thud when he hit the floor.