“Gosh. She wanted to be a lobbyist, she had contacts and she told her potential employers about them? How dare she! She should have lied on her application and said she didn't know anyone.”
PS: For those who want to ban all lobbyists: Careful.
Every citizen is entitled to lobby the politicians who run the country. The latest vacancies list for paid lobbyists include the Access to Justice Foundation, British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection, Institution of Civil Engineers and the following registered charities: Parkinsons UK, Consumer Credit Counselling Service, World Vision, Christian Aid, Royal National Institute of Blind People and the YMCA
“Well, lying personal attack ads have been shown to work. Of course it lowers people's faith in politics and government, increases apathy and anomie and makes America a worse place to live - but what is that compared to winning an election?
“This failure is clearly the fault of BOTH sides. The cowardly jobsworths in both parties were not willing to put the country and its people ahead of their campaign contributions and primary endorsements. Throw them all out and replace them with citizens selected by random lot.
“Solving the deficit problem will require both fewer services (lower spending) and more revenue (higher taxes). That is why the jobsworths in congress will do nothing about it. Both cuts in service and rises in taxes cost votes. Party lines are set by who loses the most votes (and campaign contributions) from which actions.
You've heard of "Disgusted, Tunbridge Wells"? Well, I live in Holland Park and I've Had It. Up to here! An old curmudgeon, I rant and rave about things I read, see or hear in the News. Frequently sarcastic, irreverent and libertarian; often wrong - but never uncertain.