Target Builder: Given that successful lobbying can have a ROI of 50,000% or more while also closing off your market to newcomers, and given how cheaply many of our congresscritters can be bought, it would be in a lot of companies interests to lobby more. I mean, it would suck for the rest of us but be great for the folks paying out the bribes.
way south: I'm sure they spend plenty, its just that some of them spend far more than others./I wish we could stop it, but any legislation to do so will obviously be tainted by lobbyist and political influence./It becomes more about who can hide their method of corruption best, and who can block their opponents money source./Looking for the newsletter that suggests how to cut all the heads of this hydra at once, so we don't end up stuck with the hungriest one last.
Citrate1007: Seems legit, who else knows just how easy it is to buy a politician.
HAMMERTOE: Can we PLEASE make Term Limits an issue and Lobbying illegal?
Philip Francis Queeg: HAMMERTOE: Can we PLEASE make Term Limits an issue and Lobbying illegal?NoCongress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Deneb81: To be fair, I think she's saying something closer to: "these farkers are so easy to buy off - especially for businesses that yell about jobs - that you're stupid NOT to lobby them."And that is probably true...
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