Into the blue again: So it is legal to accept a gift in exchange for certain services? Hookers.... next stop Kansas!
Lost Thought 00: Into the blue again: So it is legal to accept a gift in exchange for certain services? Hookers.... next stop Kansas!Bribery is legal as long as you report it and pay the appropriate taxes
Teufelaffe: Lobby, lobbyer, lobbyiest?
HAMMERTOE: Soooo... we'll see some real governance by the Democrats, for a change, and the total outlawing of gifts from lobbyists, riiiiiight?
FloydA: Teufelaffe: Lobby, lobbyer, lobbyiest?Lobby:[i105.photobucket.com image 640x480]Lobbier:[i105.photobucket.com image 491x329]Lobbiest:[i105.photobucket.com image 640x426]
urbangirl: FTFA:From a lobbyist: "I'm all for reporting and transparency. I'm more trying to minimize the paperwork." Dude, tell me how you can have transparency without reporting and paperwork.
monoski: State employees are just "big govt" parasites//legislators are truly valuable, necessary entities.
Darke: Maybe I slept through civics class those years ago... but isn't lobbying just another word for bribing? They're spending money on these legislators to get them to vote a certain way, right? That's bribing. Or do I have this entire thing wrong?
Into the blue again: 1.) Kansas is run by Republicans, majority everywhere
Darke: Obviously my point is : Isn't it illegal? Kind of how bribing cops to get out of a ticket is?
BMulligan: HAMMERTOE: Soooo... we'll see some real governance by the Democrats, for a change, and the total outlawing of gifts from lobbyists, riiiiiight?Transfer all power to the deflector array!
mrshowrules: The US seems to operate in a grey area with no actual money handed over except for campaign donations.
The Evil That Lies In The Hearts Of Men: Into the blue again: So it is legal to accept a gift in exchange for certain services? Hookers.... next stop Kansas!I would strongly recommend avoiding the services of a hooker that charges $15/day.
thornhill: "An awkward situation arises when you take a legislator and his or her spouse to, for instance, a football game," Murray said. "Those tickets are priced between $55 and $75 or $85 each," Murray said. "Under the current law the legislator must reimburse me for the amount over $99.99 because the spouse is included in the $100 limit."So to persuade a lawmaker to support a bill, you cannot just meet with them in their office and explain the merits of the legislation, you have to take them and their spouse to a football game.How is that not bribery?
FuturePastNow: mrshowrules: The US seems to operate in a grey area with no actual money handed over except for campaign donations.Our politicians have come up with some creative and effective ways to launder campaign donations into personal cash, so it's safe to call a large donation a direct bribe nowadays.
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