Discussion in 'Elections' started by LPH, Jan 29, 2012.
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Yes, the separation of lobbyists from elected officials making independent decisions appears merky at best. However, how besides through lobbyists can legislators possibly know the effects of their decisions without input from lobbyists? From this view, constituents regardless of our preferences and reasons are also lobbyists. So what's wrong if I hire someone to tell an elected official how I want them to vote on an issue or to give them a draft of how I want the legislation to read? How can informed political decisions be made any other way?
This is fine except the lobbyists are not working for individuals but large businesses and corporations.
Why should people with money have more say regarding legislation than others? Is it not the responsibility of the representative to seek counsel with all constituents and not just select ones?