Sources: Lamar Smith, Harry Reid, NPR [$1 lobbyist = $222 tax breaks]
quote: Just seems like it would lead to a lot of prejudicial situations. Let's say I'm rich because my parents left me a huge inheritance and I want to give a candidate or Congressman $10 million dollars for something, whatever. I'm not affiliated with a corporation in any way. So legally I could do that, but a Corporation couldn't? And what's to stop a Corporation from hiding a money trail and doing the same thing though a third party?
quote: It just seems like a HUGE mess to me. A them vs. us mentality.
quote: Not to mention you guys are REALLY cranking up the class warfare, which grates me for some reason because it's intellectually dishonest. Money is NOT the root of all our evils.
quote: It seems you're essentially admitting that corporations purchasing favors is bad, but you're saying it's too hard to stop.
quote: When you let them commit to mass bribery, you've essentially put a "For Sale" sign on the White House lawn.