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    Are lobbying expenses tax deductable at least as a business expense?

    If so I feel that they should lose this exemption and be taxed.

    How can those that abhor earmarks disagree with this?
    What do you think is the major sourse of earmarks?
     
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    Most earmarks are money that would be going to the state in the form of block grants to begin with. Earmarking is merely the process by which Congressman Backslap or Senator Bedfellow have water fountains named after them.

    Lobbying is a 1st Amendment right, and business deductions for employing lobbyists are as legit as the deductions for any other employee's pay.
     
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    Yep Abramhoff (sp)?

    I disagree I feel lobbying is a major reason our government is so screwed up and should be discouraged.
     
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    Abramoff is the best you got? :eusa_whistle:
     
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    A diversion to Abramoff the best you got?

    So you think that corporate lobbying is good for the US?
    And should be encouraged with tax deductions for the expenses?
     
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    Remember now some other expenses businesses incur are not tax deductable.
     
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    I didn't mention Abramoff, you did.

    You think free speech is bad for the US?
     
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    Ahh thewre is the rub.
    I feel that free speech does not include buying someone elses mouth to say it for you.
    That may be poorly stated. In short money has no place in the right of free speech in my opinion.
     
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    Bullshit. Free speech is free speech.

    If we followed your model to its logical conclusion, boyking would be excluded from reading his telepromter.
     
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    So money talks is your premise? Otherwise how can it have free speech?
     

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