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  • What's the deal with lobbying on capitol hill?

    I imagine lobbying is a political tradition/reality that is here to stay. But, is it a boon to government function or a boondogle?

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    Re: What's the deal with lobbying on capitol hill?

    Seriously?

    Lobbyists convey the concerns of certain categories of constituencies to our elected representatives in the hope of getting favorable treatment. If it's our group doing it, we call it "justice"; if its some other group, it's a "special interest." The problem is that this stuff costs lots of money and all interest groups do not have equal supplies of cash and legal counsel.

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      Re: What's the deal with lobbying on capitol hill?

      Very well said Kuha...and you also pointed out one of the problems with it.Just saying that although it has a place that's legit, it's also problematic...like most political functions.

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        Re: What's the deal with lobbying on capitol hill?

        However, the staff and the Congress know most of the motives and, while the information is biased, it is information that can be used productively. So it is not a completely lost cause.

        This makes me think of the quote (Edmond G. (Pat) Brown?): "Money is the mother's milk of politics."

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        • #5
          Re: What's the deal with lobbying on capitol hill?

          A law should be passed banning ex-solons from being hired by Lobbying firms for at least 3 years post term.

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          • #6
            Re: What's the deal with lobbying on capitol hill?

            We should have publicly financed elections. We would save a boatload of money.

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              Re: What's the deal with lobbying on capitol hill?

              Politicians know the game the loggyists play. This is why they stand up for the people and do the right thing.

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                Re: What's the deal with lobbying on capitol hill?

                Originally posted by Daisy
                Politicians know the game the loggyists play. This is why they stand up for the people and do the right thing.
                I wish it were so...sigh.

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