A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
It is criminal how this government behaves in this regard. What we really have in this country today is an oligarchy with distinct characteristics of fascism.
But my point stands. The industry should be free to offer its input into bills that will affect it, what needs changing is how much influence our Congress affords them. I blame Congress, not the lobbyists.
We're saying the same hing in different ways.
I voted for Obama because I believed he would be a better choice for the middle class. I was wrong. Your analysis is correct, he serves only the extremes. Needless to say I have been very disappointed and did not vote for him in 2012. His alternative seemed even worse - so I voted 3rd party.