Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentGovernment · 7 years ago

Is the act of lobbying always bad ??? (in your opinion)?

Is there anything good about it???

2. Is it against the law ???

5 Answers

  • ?
    Lv 6
    7 years ago
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    No, lobbying is in fact very useful. Can lobbying be bad? Of course, people can always find ways to abuse the system. However, if you ever call your congressman's office to share your opinion on a particular bill or issue, you are lobbying.

    What's good about lobbying is that it lets congressmen know of issues that are important to the local community

    It is not against the law.

    Of course there are plenty of examples of lobbying gone bad. Obamacare is a good example that comes to mind. Obamacare is a good example because: 1) Majority didn't want it, but small special interest groups paid a lot of money to get themselves into position of power. 2) Congress didn't write most the bill, but left the wording up to the lobbyists 3) congress didn't READ the bill so they didn't see all the goodies lobbyists left in the bill for themselves 4) Because many of these special interest groups pay a lot towards reelection funds, even though a majority didn't want Obamacare, congressmen listened to the lobbyist over voters, because of the money votes can buy during a reelection campaign.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    I don't think it is really a fad... people do use it more and more as an adjective to describe what they believe to be compulsive... usually cleaning habits. The actually diagnosed OCD patients are very very noticeable though. They will drop everything and remove every speck of dust from their rooms or homes... they can concentrate on a single thing for hours on end. Kinda the opposite of ADD which I do think is an over-diagnosed issue... I think people use it as an excuse for being lazy, but when they take the drugs they do better in school and at work... but they seem like they are on cocaine to me, if they are hyper and taking the drugs, they are obviously abusing a condition that they do not have... good luck with the question, hope this helps.

  • 7 years ago

    There are many beneficial lobbying efforts.

    AARP is a huge one and most of their might is used to benefit the aging.

    There is also the unions and other non corporate entities.

    13,000 registered lobbyists, thousands more unregistered lobbyists could exist in Washington.The ratio of lobbyists employed by the healthcare industry, compared with every elected politician, was six to one, according to one account.

    Nevertheless, the numbers of lobbyists actively engaged in lobbying is considerably less, and the ones occupied with lobbying full-time and making significant money is even less.

    it is legal- Lobbying in the United States describes paid activity in which special interests hire well-connected professional advocates, often lawyers, to argue for specific legislation in decision-making bodies such as the United States Congress. It is a highly controversial phenomenon, often seen in a negative light by journalists and the American public.[1] While lobbying is subject to extensive and often complex rules which, if not followed, can lead to penalties including jail, the activity of lobbying has been interpreted by court rulings as free speech and is therefore protected by the Constitution.

  • 7 years ago

    Of course there's something good about it, or else people wouldn't be lobbying. It helps themselves or their own company.

    2. If it was against the law, why would people lobby lol.

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  • 7 years ago

    No there's nothing good about taking our money,

    But no because we have a dumbass government it's not illegal

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