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    Re: Law to Curb Lobbying Sends It Underground

    Naturally our Messiah can now turn round to the American Electorate and spout the word, um what was that word?, oh yes, 'CHANGE'.
    Don't make me laugh, where money and politics are concerned the two can never be separated.

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    Re: Regulate us lobbyists? No problem....

    Quote Originally Posted by Winnb View Post
    Without money, gifts, and favors what would our government have left?
    The jobs they were elected to do? Just saying.
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    Re: Law to Curb Lobbying Sends It Underground

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    Naturally our Messiah can now turn round to the American Electorate and spout the word, um what was that word?, oh yes, 'CHANGE'.
    Don't make me laugh, where money and politics are concerned the two can never be separated.
    Does this have a single thing to do with Obama?
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    Re: Regulate us lobbyists? No problem....

    Quote Originally Posted by Winnb View Post
    Without money, gifts, and favors what would our government have left?
    Protect our rights, and us from others & ourselves; then get the hell out of our way.
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    Re: Regulate us lobbyists? No problem....

    actually, the political bribery situation might get worse very soon. The supreme court is expected to produce a very pro business ruling on this case which will pretty much allow corporations to spend all the money they please on future elections, which will pretty much destroy any hope of representation for citizens.

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    Re: Regulate us lobbyists? No problem....

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    Protect our rights, and us from others & ourselves; then get the hell out of our way.
    Protect us from ourselves?

    I'd rather be protected from the excesses of government, thank you.
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    Re: Regulate us lobbyists? No problem....

    the only way to decrease the influence of lobbyists is to decrease the power of the federal government.

    why anyone would believe that the gov't could (or would) effectively regulate lobbyists in the first place is beyond me.

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    Re: Regulate us lobbyists? No problem....

    Quote Originally Posted by other View Post
    the only way to decrease the influence of lobbyists is to decrease the power of the federal government.

    why anyone would believe that the gov't could (or would) effectively regulate lobbyists in the first place is beyond me.
    yeah then businesses wouldn't need special favors to run rough shod over the general population.

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    Re: Regulate us lobbyists? No problem....

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    yeah then businesses wouldn't need special favors to run rough shod over the general population.
    Yeah,it's only suppose to be the Government that does that!
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    Re: Regulate us lobbyists? No problem....

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    actually, the political bribery situation might get worse very soon. The supreme court is expected to produce a very pro business ruling on this case which will pretty much allow corporations to spend all the money they please on future elections, which will pretty much destroy any hope of representation for citizens.

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    It's about time to toss the old government in the trash can of history and start over.......... with the same constitution we have now, but none of the laws or precedents. Then read that constitution word for word, and shoot any judge that can't read.
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