Think about this: the reason All Republicans refuse to raise taxes on the very rich, (even though 80% of Americans want them to) is because they signed an agreement with a Lobbyist. It doesn’t matter that we need the revenue or that they can afford it and are willing (for the most part) to pay their fair share.
OK, when did we give over control of our lives to a lobbyist. Everyone that signed that pledge is guilty of something close to treason, they have pledged their loyalty to someone other then the people that elected (another word for hired) them. They have sworn allegiance to a Lobbyist. Say that a few times to get it to really sink in.
If they want to work for Grover Norquest and K Street, then they can resign, stop receiving paychecks and perks from US, give up those great pensions and health care plans and go apply for a job with Grover and company. If not we should make it easy on them and vote them (every single one) out of office thus enabling them to move on.
Whether lobbyists work for a large organization, a private individual, or the general public, their goals and strategies are the same. First and foremost, lobbyists must be adept at the art of persuasion, which is the mainstay of their job. They must figure out how to sway politicians to vote on legislation in a way that favors the interest they represent regardless of the cost to the public at large.
Even though the Teapot is up it’s neck in hot water it continues to sing