More in depth information in Simple Obtainable Solutions, Chapter 4: Lobbyists / Super Pac’s – pages 112-148.
Q: What is REALLY happening with the Lobbyist efforts here in American politics?
A: As Americans most of us admit, we DON’T KNOW much about political lobbying efforts.
Resolution 110 B – U.S. Supreme Court ruled: that limiting independent expenditures by corporations and unions on political campaigns VIOLATED their Freedom of Speech, which is in direct violation of the 1st Amendment.
Q: Where in the U.S. Constitution does it say: The more MONEY YOU HAVE the MORE FREE SPEECH YOU HAVE?
A: ABSOLUTELY – NO WHERE!
Q: Do we know that many corporations spent more $$$$$$$ on Lobbying than they did paying taxes in a given year?
A: “The truth is, the Fortune 500 prefer lobbying to campaigning.” – Bradley A Smith.
“Real lobbying reform must end the practice of corporate lobbyists writing our laws.” – Marty Meehan.
Q: Was the American public informed of any changes that Congress made in the reporting of Lobbyist’s FREE TRIPS for members of Congress and their families?
A: NO! In closed door meetings (Congress) overwhelming voted to HALT REPORTING of FREE TRIPS THEY RECEIVED from Lobbyists.
Q: Did any of (U.S.) know that many “Foreign Governments” have contributed million$ to political campaigns?
A: Since 2000, Saudi Arabia is estimated to have spent over $95 million to (gain influence) in the U.S.A.
Q: If Lobbying is NOT about political favors – What does (gain influence) actually mean when it comes to spending almost $100 million?
A: Who only knows? Lobbying has shaped American politics for decades, and continues to CORRUPT our political system and our leaders.