How is the amount of money spent on lobbying relevant to the question over which side is having a greater influence on elections? Lobbying is entirely unrelated to the issue we're discussing, except as further proof that campaign spending limits do nothing to curb corporate influence.Do you have any numbers on $$ spent on K street?
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Last edited by LiberalAvenger; 01-31-10 at 11:13 PM.
[The only races on which corporations are going to spend money are the few that are relevant to their interests. I have not argued that there are more ways, than one, to corrupt the system. First, you gerrymander the districts so that most are "safe". Then you allow media consolidation so that diversity of speech is limited and then you -the corporation- can narrow the field further, to the very few elections/issues that might be worth influencing. Hey, the proof is easily recognizable in the total abdication the administration & dems have shown towards the special interests in the H.C. legislation.
How is the amount of money spent on lobbying relevant to the question over which side is having a greater influence on elections? Lobbying is entirely unrelated to the issue we're discussing, except as further proof that campaign spending limits do nothing to curb corporate influence.
trouble is no one believes him
he says his health care bill provides "support for states," but every blue governor in the nation is up in arms over the 200B dollars of unbacked mandates in the form of medicaid expansion
he says massachusetts was not aimed at him
he's not an ideologue
he doesn't deal with lobbyists, an insult to america's intelligence, or perhaps we've all forgotten AIG, the SEIU, Phrma...
he's been open
his health care is centrist
his stimulus created 2M jobs
republicans are the ones in danger of losing their seats if they follow him (tell it to dorgan, reid, coakley, corzine, deeds, dodd, lincoln, bayh, nelson, specter, bennett, feingold and more than 50 dogs and freshmen in pelosi's place)
he's being painted as a bolshevik
he hasn't been able to get his word out
republicans have offered no alternatives
yet his latest talking point is, as repeated over and over by axelord and gibbs on the sunday talks, he's embraced republican ideas from the get go, all over the place, in his recovery act which isn't to be called a stimulus anymore, in his health care, in his budget...
meanwhile, his entire agenda is out of reach
yeah, he's AWESOME, dude, hella cool