Yes, we MUST put an end to those evil "special intrests" sullying our politics!

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    That's right, gang, the #1 "special interest" is the national bureaucrat's union.

    Campaign cash: what interest groups are spending on 2010 midterm elections (washingtonpost.com)

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    But 'special interest' extends beyond the unions...

    In the ‘70’s the USPS tried to close 12,000 underperforming or underutilized post offices, but politicians amended the Postal Reorganization Act to prohibit the closings. In ’77 the same thing happened when the USPS tried to suspend Saturday delivery. The result lost $2.8 billion in ’08 and expects to lose another $3 to $6 billion in 2009.Who will ultimately be responsible for paying these debts? The taxpayer. Such is it when government masquerades as free market entities.

    If actual corporations are allowed to perform under free market capitalism rules, where the decisions are based on profit, productivity, and efficiency, the taxpayer is not left holding the bag, as for example, under the By its nature, government in a democracy cannot act in this manner: there are too many special interests that must be accommodated.

    In "Demosclerosis:: The Silent Killer of American Government," Jonathan Rauch points out that 7 out of 10 Americans belong to an interest group, and one out of four belong to at least four!
     
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    The Chamber of Commerce spent $144 million lobbying last year.

    However, there is definitely a problem with public sector unions paying off politicians to increase compensation for union members, especially at the state level.
     
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    I guess the public employees don't trust the republicans with their retirement and other benefits.
     
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    Or it might have something to do with the fact that the unions totally mishandled their retirement money, just maybe.
     
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    News flash: The GOP, Corporate America and the Supreme Court disagree with you.
     
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    Hey Dude, why are you now signing on as Oddball? Tired of being pwned?

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    What do any of them have to do with the fact that AFSCME is the biggest "special interest" pumping huge money, all to democratics, into this year's races?

    Whatever became of the holier-than-thou lefty yammering about putting the interests of the American people before those eeeevillll "special interests", hmmmmmm?
     
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    Stop giving away handouts of tax payer money and follow the Constitution. If you do that, and if we have people who will honestly do that the special interests will be eliminated.
     

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