Three Fixes For Our Lobbyist Problem

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Lobbyists are influential because, as the main providers of policy information and expertise to policymakers, they increasingly define the terms of political debate. Even if we funded all elections publicly and banned lobbyists from running campaigns, they would still play a major role in the legislative processes for a simple reason: They know a lot of stuff. Increasingly, it is even lobbyists who are drafting the laws.

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We elect people to run the country and then pay th... by Roger on Saturday, Jun 7, 2008 at 8:33:11 AM
I have been wondering why our reps don't have ... by Laudyms on Saturday, Jun 7, 2008 at 11:47:03 AM