posted on Aug, 20 2009 @ 12:50 PM
It's screwed. Even if you put laws barring lobbyists from lobbying, there will be individual under-the-table transactions going on. You think they
care about laws? It may cut down on it, but corporations are still going to basically have copyright to the path the country follows. People not
knowing what's going on are support to corporational intent. People who do know aren't enough to compete.
At first I thought kicking out the internationals was the way to go, but then I realized that the whole concept of lobbying is basically against what
a competition-driven free market is all bout. Why? Because when big fails go down, they get gov./taxpayer support (you scratch my back, I scratch
yours). When local small-time goes down, they stay down. Let the failures make products the consumer actually want, or let them them fail. Isn't
that the point?
Anything short of 1 vote per person on every aspect of our country, aka democracy, will lead to the same thing. But, 1) You think Joe wants to deal
with the hardships of being a real citizen? 2) Someone has to count the votes.