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April 01, 2009

Selling out to lobbyists

Diane Stafford’s column concerning the plight of Brooksley Born (3/26, Business, “Caution in ’90s comes true”) gives validity to those of us who support public financing of political campaigns.

One has to wonder if our current debacle with the financial industry could have been avoided had not millions of dollars from money-industry lobbyists flowed into Democratic and Republican campaigns in the late ’90s.

Larry Smith



Lawyers are lobbyists and a long loist of other special interests groups within both gangs. Teamsters, lobbyists.
Government is basically a lobbyists for itself when you really think about it. Government no longer represents the people.

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