The way lobbying has evolved is a big part of why we have a dysfunctional government.
Let me explain.
When lobbying was just concerned citizens trying to convince congressmen/women and senators that their ideas were good for America, it was fine. Today, a citizen concerned about an issue can’t get a word in sideways because corporate “lobbyists” are buying said congressmen/women and senators with bribes that are legal since “Citizens United”, the worst Supreme Court decision ever, made it legal for those with great wealth and corporations to literally buy a politician.
I don’t think that is a priority for either Hillary or her opponent. Both of them, I believe, are out of touch with the issues of the common man/woman. They are both wealthy. Trump was born into great wealth with a silver spoon and Hillary has become wealthy from her benefactors paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for a speech.
I will say, Hillary probably is more in touch with us regular folks than Trump. But Money does corrupt. I doubt that she will fight to get money out of politics, hope I’m wrong.
So, what do you, my friends, think about lobbying and today’s lobbyists? Am I right or wrong in your opinion? Lets have a conversation about lobbying. Is it good or bad? Was it a good thing before the Supreme Court decision? Am I right that that bad Supreme Court decision made it legal to bribe a politician?