Originally Posted by SpamSandwich
It's called lobbying, and every group and industry does it. Although legal, it's basically asking the government to be your own protection racket
There are times, and maybe those times are past when lobbying had a legitimate use to the average people, but we all know its all about money and or trading favors.
Originally Posted by mac_dog
those who hate the government are the ones who fucked it up in the first place. they're also the ones who hate the government unless it suits them.
I don't recall saying I hate the government?
Quote "This really troubles me and it speaks to what has happened to real capitalism.
If you don't like something, get the Government to put there nose in it."
If that is what you get from this, well that just shows where you stand.
It might be a mute point.
I believe the government has a legitimate and real job, ie, National Defense, Protecting our Sovereignty, Protecting it citizens, you know the big things. - Most at which they have been failing at for over two decades. I don't see it as there job to jump in or get asked to be big mama in every little squabble.