Yes Lobbyists have gone wild.
The time has come to free our politics from Lobbyists. Year in and out, unelected individuals, cozy up to our elected representatives. They come bearing gifts and perks, they take advantage of the soft ethics of the Washington crowd to weasel themselves into our policy making. They set up tents and camps right inside the Senate office and write legislation under the veil of darkness or as we commonly call it ALEC. Why do we allow these individuals to undermine Democracy? What is the point of have a system of representative government when the elected officials are nothing more than the puppets of the highly paid lobbyists who write all the legislation? If we are to take control of our government we the people need to find a way to get the lobbyists out of it.
Roughly 12,000 Lobbyists reside in the Washington DC area. This clandestine group of individuals have one specific goal in mind to ensure that those they represent get their way. O help accomplish this goal these lobbyists are armed to the teeth with large amounts of money. They use different tactics and strategies that will make sure that they can obtain this goal. In a country that is ostensibly “in debt” there seems to be a lot of money and perks being given by these lobbyists to those who are supposed to represent the people. Supposedly in our Democratic state everyone has lobbyists but true to the power struggle in our society there is a pecking order. For example large Corporations have a larger number of lobbyists, better paid lobbyists and more influential as well. Naturally the lobbyists from the larger corporations also have the most clout in lobbying. In 2012 the Corporations that spent the most in lobbying were Blue Cross Blue Shield, General Electric and Google.