Do you think lobbying should be banned?

 
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Should lobbying be banned?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:03 pm    Post subject: Do you think lobbying should be banned?

I know the rules on political posts. This is political but I don't know a way to gauge LG's pulse in the PT.

Hopefully mods will see fit to allow it a thread of it's own for that purpose. The article has a option to post a reply.

I think non profits should be allowed. Such entities are usually there to benefit the public as a whole.

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Ban lobbying by profit making entities It's simple - lobbying by profit making entities - corporations and businesses - should be made illegal, whilst non-profits, charities and voluntary agencies can still lobby governments with the same powers they currently have. The ONLY reason corporations lobby government is for profit, and in almost all cases against the public interest.


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Lobbying should not be banned, Because it keeps the balance between the interest of the members of Congress, who are not in accordance with their constituents all the time, and the public interest. In spite of having elected a representative to represent us in Congress we should not be disentitled of our constitutional right to petition our grievances.
The way it is done today with big corporations paying lobbying groups for enforcing/holding back a certain piece of legislation that would benefit/hurt them does not seem very democratic because this course of dealing disadvantages those folks who cannot afford to hire their own lobbyists. Also, they do not have the means to make big campaign contributions that would affect a representative's decision making.
But apart from the unfairness of it there is also the aspect of transparency. I think we as voters have the right to know where the campaign contributions of the candidates running for an office originate from. So that we can make a healthy decision about our vote based on what we know about the various interest groups that exert influence on the candidate we are planning to vote for.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:07 pm    Post subject:

I don't think lobbying should be banned. I think it should be regulated. When the lobby is a blatant attempt to make the rich richer it shouldn't be allowed.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:07 pm    Post subject:

Of course. It makes voting more important among the people. In politics, if you don't have the money, then what's the point of voting?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:08 pm    Post subject:

No

It's the $ contribution that needs to be limited (both in individual/corporation, no more... $99 or less)
Citizen United need to go
Corporation is people need to go
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:53 pm    Post subject:

Banned?? No.

But something needs to be done about the revolving door. It is beyond out of control.
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