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what is a lobbiest?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    A lobbyist is someone who is employed to influence the members of a legislative body (senate, house of representatives) and thus they are often seen as a possible tool of corruption, especially because they are most successfully employed by corporate groups who almost never have the public interest in mind. Groups like the NRA (national rifle association), NMA (national manufacturer's association), and groups like arms manufacturers, cigarette companies, and financial institutions influence legislation far out of proportion to their numbers because they have a lot of money to pay the lobbyists and favors that can be given corruptly to the legislators.

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  • Dale P
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    1 decade ago

    They are paid to represent special interest groups and try, by various questionable, unethical and sometimes illegal means, to persuade politicians to create or vote for legislation that benefits their own interests. Unions, Auto Industry, Drug Companies, etc.

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  • 1 decade ago

    A follower or employee work for his/her leader or employer to canvass or project the ideas among est people.

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