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  •  I'm glad to see you in this race (3+ / 0-)
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    Spedwybabs, Eddie C, devtob

    Short of an amendment to get rid of Citizens United I'd like to see an end the tax deductions corporations receive for all their lobbying activities, now being treated as business expenses under the current law.  

    Gasoline made from the tar sands gives a Toyota Prius the same impact on climate as a Hummer using gasoline made from oil. ~ Al Gore

    by Lefty Coaster on Sun Nov 06, 2011 at 04:07:37 PM PST

    •  That would help (6+ / 0-)

      It wouldn't be enough, though.

      The Heritage Foundation is a bigger problem. They are the intellectual foundation of the Congressional Republicans, providing staff, information, talking points, even prewritten legislation. Paul Ryan's horrific budget was written by staffers at the Heritage Foundation.

      And we don't want to say that people can't educate members of Congress and Congressional staff. More ignorance is not the answer.  

      So we need to make it possible for folks inside of Congress to have adequate resources and staff to do their jobs and have all of the information they need without relying on outside entities or lobbyists. It's an internal rules change, hardly an insurmountable problem -- but one with huge ramifications.

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