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What to do about the lobbyists in Washington

 
 
RexRed
 
Reply Wed 30 Mar, 2011 06:42 pm
I have promised myself to be civilized in this discussion... Please hold me to it. Smile I don't pretend to know that much about beltway politics but from my standpoint I feel like democracy is in danger of being bowled over by big money. How can we protect things like Earth conservation in the lobbies while blocking other big business lobbies that care only about money and not about sparing the Earth what seems to be a doomsday wish. Corporate greed seems to have no bounds. How can we go in the right direction when decisions are made based upon money rather than conscience?
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Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Wed 30 Mar, 2011 06:45 pm
@RexRed,
Since you just posted this, you probably have a few seconds left to correct the spelling error in your title.

Edit: Yay!

Cycloptichorn
maxdancona
 
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Reply Wed 30 Mar, 2011 06:46 pm
What you asking is how to make sure people who agree with you have a strong voice, while making sure that people you don't like are shut out.

This is a very good question.
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RexRed
 
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Reply Wed 30 Mar, 2011 06:48 pm
@Cycloptichorn,
You are a good person to point that out, much thanks! Smile
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RexRed
 
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Reply Wed 30 Mar, 2011 08:48 pm
Sorry about the, err, "spelling errors" I was in a hurry today and plagued with oversight.

About the lobbyists,

Is there some mathematical equation or algorithm that facilitates the necessity for lobbyists or is it something like the federal reserve? I still wonder what is really held in Fort Knox if it isn't our gold... And how did we get into debt with China? ...and what is the difference between world trade and fair trade?

I am not a Pulitzer prize winning Harvard graduate but I do wonder about these things.





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RexRed
 
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Reply Fri 1 Apr, 2011 08:44 pm
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RexRed
 
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RexRed
 
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Reply Sat 2 Apr, 2011 12:22 am
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RexRed
 
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Reply Sat 2 Apr, 2011 12:24 am
http://www.tourdeforce360.com/madison_protest/

Next best thing to being there.
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RexRed
 
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Reply Sat 2 Apr, 2011 02:46 pm
http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/article_2eef0e22-5ccd-11e0-a173-001cc4c002e0.html
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 2 Apr, 2011 02:50 pm
What to do about the lobbyists in Washington

i'm thinking that they ( and the folks to whom they lobby) would make good compost or shark food
RexRed
 
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Reply Sat 2 Apr, 2011 04:54 pm
http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_4bf3b472-5c06-11e0-8a29-001cc4c03286.html
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RexRed
 
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Reply Sat 2 Apr, 2011 04:55 pm
@djjd62,
djjd62 wrote:

What to do about the lobbyists in Washington

i'm thinking that they ( and the folks to whom they lobby) would make good compost or shark food



hohoho ~ Even sharks deserve better. Smile
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RexRed
 
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Reply Sat 2 Apr, 2011 05:32 pm
http://www.pressherald.com/news/federal-lawsuit-seeks-return-of-mural-to-labor-department_2011-04-02.html

http://www.pressherald.com/news/we-must-speak-out-gop-senators-object-to-tone-of-lepage-remarks_2011-04-02.html
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RexRed
 
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Reply Sun 17 Apr, 2011 01:24 am
http://www.gallup.com/poll/147026/Americans-Decry-Power-Lobbyists-Corporations-Banks-Feds.aspx
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RexRed
 
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Reply Mon 2 May, 2011 09:34 am
not a penny to my name Smile

http://www.pagetutor.com/trillion/index.html
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RexRed
 
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Reply Thu 8 Dec, 2011 06:22 pm
Washington DC: K Street Occupy Rallies

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/#45591568
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RexRed
 
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Reply Wed 26 Sep, 2012 09:34 pm
Obama Lobbyist Ban For Government Boards Upheld By Federal Judge
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/26/obama-lobbyist-ban_n_1916397.html
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RexRed
 
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Reply Mon 25 Feb, 2013 08:13 pm
Zero politics
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RexRed
 
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Reply Sun 28 Apr, 2013 07:32 pm
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/36558_150834445094463_300784371_n.jpg
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