Decreasing Lobbyists by Decreasing Government

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    I have a theory about how to decrease lobbyists and particularly lobbyist money given to politicians. I believe that at least one of the main reasons we have so much lobbying going on is because of the amount of power/control the government has. In theory, if we decrease government/power and control we could decrease incentives for lobbying. Just like balancing an equation in mathematics, why can’t we decrease lobbying on one side of the equation by decreasing government power on the other? Any thoughts?
     
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    You want to stop politicians being bought, it makes the most sense to take away what they're selling.
     
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    Ive been arguing the same point for a long time now. If we follow the Constitution and everyone knows we will, there will be no need for alot of the special interests to lobby Congress.
     
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    Exactly.
     
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    How do you take away integrity and convictions?
     
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    I agree. I think there are many who are for more government power/control that may not even realize they are creating more jobs for lobbyists, which ends up giving we the people even less power/control.
     
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    You've hit the nail on the head by decreasing the power of government we decrease the overall influence of lobbyists, corporations and other special interests on our daily lives. That being said, I would suggest that the first steps toward this aim is to begin to return to the decentralized model of government envisioned by the framers and typified by Jefferson's views, since local government is most accountable to the citizenry it governs, followed by state, followed by federal. Therefore power should only be directed upwards from the local level when it is necessary to provide legitimate functions of government that cannot be reasonably carried out at the local scale, then from the state level and so on.
     
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    2009 topped all previous years with monies received buy politicians from lobbyist

    Hows that ,we will fundamentally change how DC does business going??
     
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    Its always about the money,every time. You have a great idea,now how do we go about shrinking the blob,freeze it like old Steve did in the movies? Cut the money supply off? DC has become a black hole were nothing can resist its pull,especially your back pocket. The feds project that they will hire over 140k jobs in 2010 alone,how can this e good?
     
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    Now that is some back-assward logic. If politicians weren't being hounded and tempted with bribes 24/7, they might actually be able to focus on the REAL persons who voted for them. I say not one dime can go to a politician from any group. Only from an individual. And a cap on each contribution from an individual to $50. Problem solved.
     

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