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Duramax08
To The Moon
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join:2008-08-03
San Antonio, TX
reply to Murdoc

Re: These are the low lifes....

Shouldn't lobbying be illegal? Look at it. Its fucking up shit left and right. Its almost like buying votes.
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ruraltn

join:2008-05-16
said by Duramax08:

Shouldn't lobbying be illegal? Look at it. Its fucking up shit left and right. Its almost like buying votes.

When the industry that the lobbyist champions donates to political campaigns, it is buying votes.


Cole

@tds.net
lobbying isn't unamerian

the problem is that the politicians want to stay in office and the easiest way to win a campaign is with money, so they listen to and some even pander to, big $$$ lobbyists so they get large campaign contributions. many consumer rights (non-profit) organizations use lobbyists, but are not as effective because they cannot "donate" as much to a campaign as the private special interests. remove the need for politicians to sell themselves and you will likely see a change in behavior - problem is a 100% publicly funded campaign system has many issues to work through.

dfxmatt

join:2007-08-21
Evanston, IL
reply to Duramax08
there was a law that was overturned - it had said companies can't lobby to get laws in their favor.

if that were reinstated, we'd be good.

XIII

join:2010-06-16
Scottsdale, AZ
reply to Duramax08
I agree with you but the US supreme court doesnt, they just made it legal for a corporation to donate unlimited funds to political campaigns and the like.


Duramax08
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And this is why america is fucked up. Welcome to the corporations of america.
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m35g35

@wideopenwest.com
reply to XIII
and don't forget that the SC said foreign corporations can now participate in the lobbying efforts.