Share |Many people have a bad taste in their mouth with the whole lobbyist idea. Considering this article from Time I don't image that public opinion will increase with the concept of lobbyists and lobbying. We have spoken in the past a little on the Lobby School where people can go to school and learn how to rip off the American people. Regardless of how unlikely it would be to get lobbyists and lobbying illegal, is that a good idea?
Lobby's do some good in this country. But it is not a secret that the voice of the people are only heard through their votes, not with the everyday type of issues that face our nation day to day because lobby's have choked out the voice of the american voter. I tend to think that lobbying should be made illegal. Mainly because there is no benefit that they provide that is not capable to be found in other approaches, and the fact that lobbyists have hijacked tax dollars for ridiculous pork projects, it would seem that the most good comes without lobbying in Washington DC.
Perhaps making lobbying illegal at the federal level only. On a state by state basis lobbying might be able to remain localized and therefore minimal. But I would be interested to see if lobbying were to be made illegal what would change?