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Xicano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-07-09 03:43 PM
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5. Good point.
I did think about that, but, I see those you've listed as more like attempts to "counter lobby" wall streeters. And since we the working class far out number the corporate class. If we were to eliminate lobbying, the pendulum of power would swing back into the hands it belongs to - we the people.

Case in point: Labor unions spent several millions of dollars "lobbying" President Clinton not to sign NAFTA. It didn't matter because wall street easily out spends us.


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  -I have a proposition: Lets eliminate or demonize the term "lobbying" Xicano  Dec-07-09 03:24 PM   #0 
  - Sounds good, but they're are some good lobbies too, or at least could  Better Today   Dec-07-09 03:31 PM   #1 
  - Good point.  Xicano   Dec-07-09 03:43 PM   #5 
  - One of my sisters is a lobbyist- for NRDC  cali   Dec-07-09 03:34 PM   #2 
  - I'm not crazy about a lot of lobbying, but there are definitely lobbies and lobbyists I support.  Brickbat   Dec-07-09 03:37 PM   #3 
  - I agree that corporate lobbying should be banned,  StarfarerBill   Dec-07-09 03:40 PM   #4 
  - Good choice of discriminating terminology. Community lobbies = good ; corporate lobbies = bad  Better Today   Dec-07-09 06:46 PM   #8 
  - whoring  unabelladonna   Dec-07-09 03:54 PM   #6 
  - let's call it what it is...blackmailing congresspersons...quid pro for play  spanone   Dec-07-09 03:55 PM   #7 

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