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0.06% of NAR members made it to NAR midyear meetings this year.

Don’t judge me because I am among the one million two hundred ninety-two thousand NAR members who were not in Washington D.C. this week.

I am not wrong or a person who should be shamed and I don’t feel the need to thank the people who went. It looks like they all had a wonderful time, doing what they love with people that they love.

Attendees could be heard cheering the president as he bashed the media and called other politicians names that sounded like racial slurs. It was a proud moment.

NAR is the second largest spender on lobbying. The US Chamber of commerce is number one.

NAR is the largest trade group in the U.S.

Pharmaceuticals/Health Products is the industry the spends the most on lobbying. Followed by the Insurance industry. [that could be why drugs are more expensive in the U.S. than anywhere on the planet and why our health care is more expensive than in any other country but we die younger] – healthcare has become a luxury.

The real estate industry is the number 11 industry as measured by how much they spend.

To get a better picture of what NAR lobbies for:

Contributions to candidates: $3,467,367
Contributions to Leadership PACs: $972,000
Contributions to parties: $480,001
Contributions to 527 committees: $2,150
Contributions to outside spending groups: $12,349,694 [Open secrets]

67% of NAR members are women. [I like to throw that in]

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