Should The Media Be Allowed to Lobby Congress??

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  1. Bonnie
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    November 30, 2005 12:00 PM EST
    http://www.theconservativevoice.com/articles/article.html?id=10357

     
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    I think all lobbying should be illegal, period! Maybe then, politicians would get back to "the work of the people" instead of high dollar special interest groups.
     
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    Indeed.
     
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    In a perfect world :)
     
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    Ya know, it doesn’t even take a perfect world, only an intelligent informed electorate, we have the POWER. It’s the intelligent/informed part that sux I’m afraid, but we can hope.
     
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    My sentiments exactly. I am sick and tired of the ABUSE of the right of "free speech" by the media. We desperately need to get back to a responsible press. The MSM is now competing with the supermarket rags by just throwing things out there and hoping they stick. Protecting the media from libel lawsuits would only make things worse than they have become.
     
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    Great idea, Mr. P. Some national organization should start a grassroots movement to outlaw lobbying. I'll bet millions of Americans would support it. As you imply, government will never function as it was meant to as long as special interests groups with deep pockets can influence legislation to the extent that they do now. If one wants to place blame for not having a sane energy policy, we can look no further than the strong gas & oil lobby in Washington.
     
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    I suppose NOT having any lobbying would be the preferred method for Congress to operate under.

    Won`t happen, might not even be practical in today's political environment.

    Can`t even imagine HOW lobbying could be policed, or cancelled.

    Plus, and also, look at all the lawyers that would be out of work.

    Be afraid, V-E-R-Y afraid. :ssex:
     
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    It's hard enough getting something past against the will of one lobbyist. Now, imagine trying to pass something against the will of ALL lobbyists. Defeating that bill would be the biggest bi-partisan effort since WWII.
     

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