Originally Posted by murpheous
Through out this whole ordeal, they have made it pretty clear that Govt employees would not be shut down.
To my knowledge, lobbyists aren't government employees. They are private-sector contractors (aka political whizbombs) who reside in DC full-time, pretty much. Big firm lobbyists make much, MUCH more money than the government employees they interface with (as far as base salaries are concerned, in most cases).