Sounds like it on the face of it....but its true.So assuming that it's true, then the 1 or 2 percent who are paying the majority of taxes should have the bigger say in what directions this country is headed vice the opposite, ie. the opinion of the ones who don't pay anything or contribute nothing. Note: In this example, eating, breathing and excreting is not a quantitative measure..
I seriously doubt that many highly paid individuals have their own private lobbyists.It is more likely the companies and corporations they own/work at are the things that hire lobbyists and they are usually working in the companies behalf, not the individuals.Also, we cant forget there are lobbyists who work very hard for the groups that pander to the wishes of "the downtrodden" poor, underprivileged, "get guaranteed pay for doing nothing", non-taxpayers too. The news media seldom mentions these lobby's but you can be sure they are there. Thousands of them, working for the Socialist organizations that gain power by having large groups of people dependent on government handouts.
And the question that I find myself often coming back to is how should we live and behave as individuals in a system that had deserted the interests of the common man and forgotten its founding principles?