Apple increases lobbying pressure in Washington ahead of Apple Watch release

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    fred1fred1 Posts: 311member
    jfc1138 wrote: »

    Bribery is a illegal: period. Legal campaign contributions are just that, legal, whether organized by a lobbyist alongside their communication function or via other private citizens. And from my point of view since lobbyists have to register and submit records they're FAR superior to the various PACs, 501(c)(3) etc. groups with their shadow donations where there's no public record or accountability.
    Yes, we agree: bribery is illegal. Neither of us ever said it isn't.

    But it still holds that lobbyists exert an unfair amount of pressure on the people that are supposed to be listening to everyone they represent, not a group of people who with money, special access, and other forms of influence makes their voices heard over the others.

    Which lobbyist do you work for? There must be some reason why you're so dead set on defending them.
  • Reply 42 of 42
    jfc1138jfc1138 Posts: 3,090member
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    Originally Posted by Fred1 View Post





    Yes, we agree: bribery is illegal. Neither of us ever said it isn't.



    But it still holds that lobbyists exert an unfair amount of pressure on the people that are supposed to be listening to everyone they represent, not a group of people who with money, special access, and other forms of influence makes their voices heard over the others.



    Which lobbyist do you work for? There must be some reason why you're so dead set on defending them.



    "Which lobbyist do you work for?" ROTFLMAO: the classic response when an opinion is different. I am an "ist" though. Biologist.

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