Freddie Mac paid GOP firm to kill legislation

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    DCI is a lobbying company. They preyed on Republican politicians in this case. Democrats are just as vulnerable and just as guilty of corruption.

    Professional Lobbying needs to be criminalized in this country. Time to write to your Congresscritters boys and girls!

    Here is the link: Congress.org Home

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    Why does professional lobbying need to be criminalized? Why shouldn't whoever they represent have a voice as well?

    The problem isn't the lobbyists, it's the politicians who don't have the nuts to tell them NO.
     
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    The culpability of the Dems as it pertains to ignoring the obvious problems in Fannie and Freddy is real as real can be.

    Now that does not mean that the whole problem is because of Fannie and Freddy, but it certain should put to rest any suggestion that the financial meltdown was entirely a problem the Republicans caused.

    It took a whole LOT of public and private masters of the banking universe to allow the conditions for this meltdown to happen, folks.

    This isn't a political class problem, this is a CLASS problem.
     
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    Professional lobbying creates unfair access to representation in government via proximity (offices located in DC) and ca$h.

    For this system of government to work Freddy, Fannie, Pfizer, Exxon, et al must not be allowed to buy their way closer to the front of the line in the 'letters to congress' department.

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    How do you feel about foreign governments and foreign corporations having better access to the congresscritters you pay to look out for your interests than you do?

    Personally, I don't like it one damn bit. I don't like domestic corporations and individuals with cash enforced privileged access to government either. Not one damn bit.

    -Joe
     
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    Because they're lawyers who should know better? Admittedly, this is a bipartisan but the GOP seems to be the one that voters are blaming the most. Admit that they were always the "Gods of Deregulations."
     
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    From 2002 through 2006, the Republicans controlled both the House and the Senate as well as the Presidency. They could have taken on the GSEs but did not.
     
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    Corporations should not be in our politics. They don't vote. I believe our founding fathers warned us about this happening.

    Our house reps should go to washington with our agenda. Maybe its ok for our reps to fight for corporations that are in our states, but lobbyists should be outlawed. The system is corrupt, we know it, and yet we do nothing about it. You see what happens to anyone that really wants change. kennedy, ron paul. They either slander the guy or kill him.

    Fortunately the people that own this country can't convince us that obama is a radical muslim terrorist extremist. Maybe we can take some of what they stole the last 8 yrs back. Not if mccain wins though.
     
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    And this is 2008 almost 2009. Who has been in control since 2006?

    The opportunity has been the same for both sides.
     

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