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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 07:48 PM
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3. This doesn't suprise me.
Politicians use lobbyists to write complex legislation for them. Influence of special intrests isn't just through brib... er, "political donations," it's also the fact that government has gotten so complex that politicians have come tom rely on lobbyists as "experts" to write legislation for topics a politician may not be knowledgable in. For example, a politician might have lobbyists from Big Pharma or the AMA to write some health legislation even though that politician isn't trying to suck up to Big Pharma.
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  -About those 63 lobbyists for each congress person.... bobbolink  Aug-09-06 05:36 PM   #0 
  - pass a law??? But how likely is that if 63 negitives are on you  skylarmae   Aug-09-06 05:49 PM   #1 
  - Now you point out to me where I said *anything * about a law  bobbolink   Aug-09-06 05:57 PM   #2 
     - "What more can we do to get behind him on this, those of us from other  skylarmae   Aug-09-06 08:15 PM   #4 
        - Here's your grip, sweetie....  bobbolink   Aug-10-06 04:18 PM   #5 
           - what is your problem - I never had a gripe with asked a question  skylarmae   Aug-11-06 09:47 AM   #7 
  - This doesn't suprise me.  Odin2005   Aug-09-06 07:48 PM   #3 
     - Thanks for that input. I guess I knew this, but had forgotten.  bobbolink   Aug-10-06 04:20 PM   #6 

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