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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-03-06 01:54 PM
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6. there are disclosure laws per lobbying efforts on behalf of foreign
interests, and their are strict bans on giving campaign money (from foreign interests). What I am not sure about - is if foreign entitities can give to PACs that then blend the money with other donations and give it to individual campaigns.
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  -***Should foreign lobbies operating in United States be banned?*** clarquistador  Dec-03-06 01:32 PM   #0 
  - What Organizations Do Have In Mind, Sir?  The Magistrate   Dec-03-06 01:37 PM   #1 
  - But what if they have ties to foreign powers, doesn't that bother you?  clarquistador   Dec-03-06 01:44 PM   #2 
     - Very Little Bothers Me, Sir  The Magistrate   Dec-03-06 01:49 PM   #3 
     - Well it bothers me...  clarquistador   Dec-03-06 02:10 PM   #13 
        - Than You Should Relax, Sir  The Magistrate   Dec-03-06 02:20 PM   #23 
     - Money should be disconnected from it  OzarkDem   Dec-03-06 02:18 PM   #19 
        - Agreed. n/t  clarquistador   Dec-03-06 02:19 PM   #22 
  - do you have the same concerns about US "lobbies" - in the form of military bases, corporations, etc.  jilln   Dec-03-06 01:49 PM   #4 
  - Chambers of Commerce  clarquistador   Dec-03-06 02:05 PM   #9 
     - I don't agree  OzarkDem   Dec-03-06 02:23 PM   #24 
        - I think you misunderstand....  clarquistador   Dec-03-06 02:28 PM   #26 
  - Shall we also do away with foreign embassies?  blondeatlast   Dec-03-06 01:52 PM   #5 
  - Embassies are diplomatic entities  clarquistador   Dec-03-06 02:00 PM   #7 
  - there are disclosure laws per lobbying efforts on behalf of foreign  salin   Dec-03-06 01:54 PM   #6 
  - The regulations are ridiculous  clarquistador   Dec-03-06 02:02 PM   #8 
  - I think ALL lobbies should be banned. (Lobbies = Bribes)  file83   Dec-03-06 02:05 PM   #10 
  - Right on.....  clarquistador   Dec-03-06 02:06 PM   #11 
  - You favor revoking the right of citizens to petition  geek tragedy   Dec-03-06 02:11 PM   #14 
  - Beat me to it. nt  blondeatlast   Dec-03-06 02:14 PM   #16 
  - Of course not!! Individual citizens should be the only "entities" allowed to petition  file83   Dec-03-06 02:19 PM   #21 
     - Frightening.  cali   Dec-03-06 02:54 PM   #28 
        - What is more frightening is how you reached a conclusion that could NOT have  file83   Dec-04-06 04:28 PM   #32 
  - Careful there--"lobbying" simply means organizers attempting  blondeatlast   Dec-03-06 02:14 PM   #15 
     - Money should not be involved in lobbying  clarquistador   Dec-03-06 02:15 PM   #17 
     - With that, I unequivocally agree. No free lunches, and then some. nt  blondeatlast   Dec-03-06 02:19 PM   #20 
     - Citizen lobby AS individuals should obviously be allowed, but everything else  file83   Dec-03-06 02:16 PM   #18 
        - I understand your feeling, but--we have to be careful about such a restriction.  blondeatlast   Dec-03-06 02:24 PM   #25 
  - yes. so should domestic lobbies.  leftofthedial   Dec-03-06 02:07 PM   #12 
  - Yep. Let's get rid of the evil Sierra Club and the Natural  cali   Dec-03-06 02:55 PM   #29 
     - let's limit all requests for legislation  leftofthedial   Dec-03-06 03:48 PM   #30 
  - No lobby should be banned.  igil   Dec-03-06 02:39 PM   #27 
  - All lobbyists should be banned!  MasonJar   Dec-03-06 05:33 PM   #31 
 

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