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- Being Liberal: (M) This is not how it's supposed to work.
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(M) This is not how it's supposed to work.
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[muggiw kinimod] - and if everything goes wrong, it's Obama's fault
[llewen nosaj .m] - They didn't mention the bill is written by the lobbyists, eg ALEC.
[llimah htebazile] - There are lobbyists representing many, many sides of issues. Average citizens could start their own "membership organization," collect dues, and lobby Congress on issues important to their organization. That's how government works and that is how it has worked in this country since the very beginning. Lobbyists are not the enemy of citizens...apathy is. Would ALEC even exist if a group of conservatives hadn't put their heads together to create it? Come on, progressives...work within the system. It is possible to beat conservatives at their own game.
[eleets sixela acissej] - Dollarocracy is alive n well in America
[snehpets nna] - Don't forget the bill is actually written by the lobbyist.
[ylellav divad] - The best government money can buy.
[ainad innavoig] - Well there's your problem, Daniel, you're not lobbying for the fat cats. How many laws HAVE been made through your efforts anyway?
[rezloh yrrej] - HAHAHAHA by the way this is true for both parties
[notroh elehcim] - get money out of politics! It's the di~sease of our country!!!! and don't let corporation representatives write the laws!!!
[tremre werdna nehpets] - Remember, a generalization. This is like saying all white people are racist or Asians are bad drivers. Not all lobbyists are bad. Some fight for a cause and for the greater good. They just typically are out spent by the types that are being talked about here
[renraw bed] - There are also a lot of lobbyists who are trying to gain support for good causes, like children, women;s rights, education and the environment, just to name a few and they don't have fat bank rolls or special access. They are just working for something they care passionately about that could do many of us good. Don't diss everyone because of some bad actors.
[gnoel leinad] - Um, I find this EXTREMELY offensive, since I'm a lobbyist. I don't get paid, I don't bribe officials. I just go in there, meet with the Senators about Joseph Kony and the LRA (the issue I am fighting against, with the help of Invisible Children), and the senator/representative votes yes or no (most times yes). With people like me, laws are made. Not all lobbyists are bribers or get paid. In fact, quite a few people lobby as a form of activism. Get your facts straight.
[ziur bob] - Huh? That's not how I learned it on Sesame Street. SMH
[rednaxela arual] - No, this isn't the way it is supposed to work but it is the way things are now. VOTE!
[ocalef oirottiv] - The GOOD OLD BOYS spoil everything!
[nrevogcm xluorg airolg] - Nick, when has congress followed through on anything our president has wanted?
[niwdlab ydnarb leahcim] - Generally the bill is written by the corporation and given to the politician through the lobbyist.
[nosnibor evets] - Unfortunately, this seems to be how it works nowadays.
[hcstlew bed] - Like our energy policy --written by Dick Cheney's secret Energy Task Force (Enron, Halliburton, Exxon-Mobil, etc...) conferring $billions to profitable corporations and only a small share for renewable energy. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=121535
[nostirrag lr] - Democrats and republicans both are guilty of this. They also pass bills without reading them first.
[orb flow] - I liked the original Schoolhouse Rock version better.
[llih adnil] - Or even MORE efficient: The special interest Lobbyist writes the bill so the elected official doesn't have to be bothered with that detail and when enough votes have been purchsed the bill becomes law.
[swehttam idram] - Not how it is supposed to be yet, this is how it is!!!!!!! Greed and lies.
[gninneh aeslehc] - I remember lobbying in D.C. When I was in high school. We got our bill passed into law in a few states that year. So rewarding to be successful when it's for a good cause (anti bullying bills for public schools)
[snilloc tnerb] - I think it works something like this now: A bill is proposed by group that supports Congressperson A and written up, Congressperson B co-signs on the bill to please his own crazy-ass niche group. The bill is proudly trotted out to Congress, they spend six months arguing about it. Democrats attach two million dollars in pork to the bill to satisfy their niche groups. Republicans attach two million dollars in pork to appease their corporate handlers. Bill passes and goes to the Senate. Democrats attach an additional six billion dollars to the bill to satisfy their constituents. Republicans attach another six billion dollars in spending, and a rider stating that every sperm is sacred.
Bill to ban cell phone use while driving nationally is buried in the Senate.
[naiviv-nesretep siol] - Corruption at its finest
[silop hannahc] - Yup yup! Perfect way to explain this to ppl who don't understand basic civics.
[nietsnemulb tik] - "I'm just a bill, I'm only a bill" - that was then, this is now. Poor old bill, out of work.
[elitneg icnan] - Sad but true! How can we change this?
[nrevogcm xluorg airolg] - Nick, remember when Boehner and the GOP said they wanted to serve the people? NOT
[kcilrag ekaj] - Pretty sure that it has ALWAYS worked that way. It's just the stuff that they do not teach you in school about growing up. Why do you think hemp got banned in the US? It was a protectionist measure. This has been going on way before 2013.
[evol ikciv] - aption should read: Free Our Dumb Nation by Educating
[alocin ettenaej] - Thats about the size of it
[ydder eoj] - This is not specific to the US, Canada works this way too....
[yelnats eel semaj] - Lobbying is illegal in Europe.
[zepol aicerg] - Egh the sad truth
[htumshcaw aim] - Doesn't go with the tune real well, but...OK
[orecnam retep] - Remember this commercial when I was a kid
[drof darb] - don't call it a bribe if it's been legalized.
[nosredneh ennovyrd] - As a social studies teacher this is hilarious.
[ecnerwal nanahcub refinnej] - because in "The Land of the Free" nothing much is free.
[ynem nibor] - Ban all lobbiests... unless they go door to door and present only what "THE PEOPLE" want...!!!
[snikpmot leahcim] - No, this is not how it's supposed to work, yet it now does. Maybe it always has, but now we know. The question is how long will we let it be like this???
[tsruh enaj] - A bill is written...by ALEC, a business lobbying consortium, which is then proposed by the legislator.
[lleworc divad] - the truth is the truth
[ttenrub hpesoj] - I was wondering how the affordable care act got implemented, thanks that clears that up.
[spillihp dranreb] - How twisted! We must teach them differently...
[sedohr ydnar] - Ya, like your president you dip shits
[sallim eneleh] - That's EXACTLY how it works, unfortunately!
[namhcael sivad ycnan] - So fun to see "Bill" out and about again....
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[eel ydnar] - Damn, you found out !!!!!!
[mudo knah] - Too bad, but true - usually !!!!!
[nesnetrom eeluj] - This used to be Conjunction Function!
[llebpmac nod] - Yes....and they wrote the Bill that cancelled my Health Insurance yesterday. The new policy will cost $472 more each month and will have double the deductible. "If you like your plan, you can keep it" - Obama (LIAR)
[amlaped edaw einnob] - of course there going to blame Obama...for some people its easier.........
[gninnaj nhoj] - you left out the part about how ALEC writes the laws that their bosses pay for. hearing some legislators speaking publicly, i am convinced that they could not write a haiku... much less corporate-friendly legislation
[reltub eoj] - The unadulterated truth. But they are outnumbered if only we pull togather and run the takers out of gov.. Only greed and deception is running both parties by letting the big money buy our "our" gov.. So I'm told- it looks like it's true.
[xocliw .k regor] - True democracy in action....BS!!
[xocliw .k regor] - The land of the free...what a joke!!
[wahs einoel] - Agreed! That is not how it is supposed to work!
[yksnisup ymmij] - THIS HAS TO STOP!
[lladnar aras] - wow that's the real truth bill
[esualc ytinas] - Official-dumb... :/
[nnif wargcm arbed] - Don 't exactly remember this from School House Rock!
[eugarps derf] - This is the result of the misguided concept that money equals free speech and that corporations are people. Concepts only a corporation can love!
[tdnarb elyk] - Yeah did you hear about that bill passed earlier this week where $21B was put in by major companies for future bailouts? 5 republicans and 4 democrats proposed it and it passed. @dale Anderson @elizabeth hamill. How ignorant can one be to follow a single party to the grave so blindly?
[kcuah ttocs] - Sad but F...... True!
[ecnav namtihw annod] - And it's all perfectly legal because the people getting their palms greased are the ones who make the rules....and these are the people we elected to represent..."the people"!
[ppank trebor] - Tea baggers employ the Hastert rule which is a made up law. Unless a majority of Republicans favor the bill there is NO VOTE. Tea Baggers claim they follow the Constitution which is Bull Crap because the Hastert Rule is not written in the Constitution..
[kylib nadgob] - Outlaw ALL lobbying and get lobbyists out of Washington.
[nosredna elad] - Damn those republicans!
[nietsnebur nomis] - then, Billy- you end up with the best government money can buy!
[nietsnreb eelesor] - I really enjoyed watching these "BILL" shorts when my boys were young.....maybe they should be required watching my new members of congress, along with what the Constitution says and taking a citizenship test
[htywksa enaid] - sickening political system
[senoj ffej] - http://m.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mrconservative.com%2F2013%2F05%2F16111-alabama-supreme-court-reviews-shocking-evidence-obamas-birth-certificate-likely-a-forgery%2F&h=VAQEvyvYN&enc=AZM4ok8VRtA_wSDma8NTlioYdGk6ShfYTZyq9_G93Xvw_AUTHqKP_Dw34m3QKAS6cPWss0yLuBryF28GLTC48EPadIcf9nGxF41ohOpUf01vV00fq4BKiK0TYq9hVTnOXGFNMJob5PHLvACfMCHkuKjq&s=1
[yellek nevets] - Gotta love Capitalism
[senoj ffej] - https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=388141514653225&id=217926015008110&set=a.217983685002343.55586.217926015008110&source=48&refid=7&_ft_=qid.5943927390229837777%3Amf_story_key.5591561370308849677
[senoj ffej] - https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=670655232955517&id=112415152112864&set=a.112424005445312.11898.112415152112864&source=48&refid=7&_ft_=qid.5943923352607580907%3Amf_story_key.-1652141390695454019
[saile atinauj] - they should all be in prison for accepting bribes. they would put you there, and they are not better than you are, just wealthier so they get away with being crooked.
[retneprac adnil] - No, it's not supposed to work this way, but reality, unfortunately, is often thus.
[repooc dlanod] - Like how insurance rates went up?... insurance company lobbyists...
[ninnit nilknarf] - This is the truth
[tnayrb neelhtak] - "And if Ted Kennedy fights back, I'll say that he's gay" or I suppose and other politician's name can be put there
[nosttam ynnep] - Ahh, the American way!
[remark derfnam] - yep! that's EXACTLY how it's done: politics for the completely dumb :P
[snrub nek] - I agree, bills are written by lobbyists and rarely read by the bill's sponsors!
[sknab la] - the new world order
[eekcm kcirtap] - Pretty sad, but so true
[llehctim naitsirhc] - Oh, great, now I have that song stuck in my head!
[egdoh alracal] - That just about sums it up!
[nagirrek kcirtap] - So who are the lobbyists that we can blame for obamacare
[llah leztuer neelyak] - Perfect explanation for our present system
[yelworc eiluj] - And the bill is written by the lobbyist. And your 'grassroots' movements like the tea party, you can thank the deep pockets of the Koch brothers for that one.
[airognol-repooc sucram] - Hard not to do when there's more bad then good
[notgnihtew bm] - This straightens it out for me, I had always wondered just exactly how it worked.; hee hee mb
[htims enilrad htide] - No, it is not supposed to work this way, but it pretty much does! It goes back to "follow the money" and watch your government in action!
[sillut esined] - and those not receiving monies philibuster the bills and vote against them time and time again
[egap el yllim enirehtac] - Worked for I522 in my State, and for prop 37 before that :(
[trah nerak] - Political Science 101. It doesn't have to be like this.
[semaj nirak attirb] - And that is called a Democracy.
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[nayr semaj] - It's not the lobbyist or corporations..it's the politicians who accept these bribes and don't think twice about the people who elected them.
[drociddep tap] - This is exactly true and then more "Pubs" make more money.
[nosnivel adnil] - We need a law against lobbying.
[egavas .f asil] - sadly this is accurate.
[dranem divad] - unfortunately true
[asos egroj] - that's the way it works almost everywhere
[kelahcim e yhtorod] - and then you have Faux News to tell you how to think this is a great bill!
[sirrag htiek] - Like yesterday???? The UNIONS got a partial exemption from Obamacare!! Like that??
[seranemloc emor] - And yet STILL you maintain faith in big government. If you understand this, it is the pinnacle of foolishness to support the push for ANY additional power for government. You are empowering a corrupt machine.
[notgnitnuh hplar] - "a bill is written" BY THE LOBBYIST
[sivad ahtnamas] - Check out these interesting facts on Andrew Jackson, 7th U.S. President: http://socyberty.com/history/interesting-facts-about-andrew-jackson-3/
[regninroh adnerb] - Sad but true truth
[ffog sinned] - Free Dumb rings for all.
[notxub atilol] - How do we clean up that mess?
[notelgnis .f lyrrad] - Too sad, but true...
[nosirrah rekab ennyl] - Scary but oh so true!
[kooc nairb] - One of the biggest problems facing this nation. Both sides have corrupt politicians that have let this get so far out of control that besides a revolution I don't know how we fix it
[sivad ggerg] - I am a bill I am just a bill and I'm sitting here on Capitol Hill and if Boehner says no I will be killed and I will just be another dead bill
[nocaed atrebla] - Don't 'like.' Sad but true.
[drofllah yrag] - Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission...
[leiruc rotciv] - I guess this is why the white house is full of lobbyists.
[tfarc thgiled] - Did the Founding Fathers anticipate lobbyists?
[ayitehakin ayad] - indirect democracy .... people vote for the MP's and they vote for the lobbyists.
[htomliw nahtan] - Now explain ACA!
[htrowgies ffej] - but your government makes it work
[tdimhcs drahnier] - By changing his name!HA!
[nehtaeh oidualc] - http://anotherangryvoice.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/the-jp-morgan-plan-for-europe.html
[sdnomde kcuhc] - 35,000 lobbyist and Obama said he would get rid of them out of Washington
[llennod'o nitsuj] - Hmmm sounds like obamacare
[rentlov kcin] - Remember when obama said he was gonna get lobbiest out of washington??? LIAR!! they still runnin the show...guess thats somehow not his fault tho
[gnimelf guod] - COOL!.....SO "EVERYONE" IS SUPPOSED TO FOLLOW THE RULE OF LAW INCLUDING THE CONSTITUTION AND THE RULES OF THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH ACCORDING TO IT?...... John Gaultier ~ (anonmously amended)
VERY IMPORTANT.. ADMIN PLEASE READ AND SHARE !!
THIS MUST GO VIRAL TO EVERY AMERICAN , HERE IS THE TRUTH OF THE SUPREME COURT ABOUT OBAMA CARE...PASS IT ALONG AND KEEP A COPY OF THIS FOR YOURSELF
People of The USA .We are being played as fools. Chief Justice Roberts did not say obamacare was constitutional..read his RULING ..
He said that the mandate was NOT Constitutional and that the ONLY WAY THAT the federal government could enforce obamacare is to to enforce it as a tax....
WELL here is where the obamacare mandate is unconstitutional..Right when Justice Roberts made that ruling THE ACA/OBAMACARE should have went BACK to congress and should have been VOTED ON BY EACH MEMBER OF CONGRESS AS A TAX .. IT WAS NOT.
The House did not pass obamacare as a tax..they said that it was NOT a tax..Obama said it was not a tax....the rest of the Democrat leadership strongly affirmed it was not a tax.
The Obama Lawyers argued their case saying it was not a TAX...For reasons unforseen, and in no manner I can find honorable, the bill was twisted and contorted like a cheap soggy pretzel and called a TAX by Court Justice Roberts in a very narrow 5-4 decision.
So DO NOT BE FOOLS PEOPLE .. *OBAMACARE IS ILLEGAL.
BECAUSE OBAMACARE/THE ACA Originated in the SENATE and a Tax cannot originate in the Senate.......................
LET US SAY THAT AGAIN.....A TAX BILL CAN NOT ORIGINATE IN THE SENATE.....
A TAX BILL CAN ONLY START IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
TO ADD INSULT TO INJURY.....OBAMA has unlawfully changed the "false" law by giving exemptions and waivers to Corporations, Big Business and Labor ..
*HE HAS NO LEGAL STANDING TO DO THIS...IF OBAMACARE HAD BEEN LAWFULFULLY CREATED.....ONLY CONGRESS COULD AMEND IT....NOT THE MAN TRYING TO PLAY EMPEROR IN THE WHITE HOUSE.
He is an Alinskite Radical revolutionary and his lap dog Main Stream media Knows the Alinski rules and is REPEATING THE LIE over and over and over again so it becomes the new reality..
JUST BECAUSE YOU HEAR SOMETHING ON THE NEWS DOES NOT MAKE IT ACCURATE .. They are trying so hard to make us all believe that Obamacare is legal BUT IT IS NOT LEGAL...
Lets work on taking the IRS to court if THEY try to garnish your bank account when you OPT-OUT ..go to (generation opportunity.org) AND (cchfreedom.org)
There will be a chance for class action law suits against the Federal Government but we cannot take them to court until they try to tax us for not having health insurance .
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[tropwen nhoj] - This I agree with. The problem is, the more government you have, the more corruption you have. It's simple mathematics
[htims noj] - you see i could have learned faster this way. by the truth
[orteip knarf] - I remember those Saturday morning public announcements!..in between the cartoons. .what a blast from the past
[ecurb nod] - Works the same in Canada eh!
[yelnam nhoj] - Before we go making blanket statements about lobbyists, I would remind you that every organization, including ones you and I agree with and depend on, uses them. While some, mostly big-business and the religious right, rely on bribes, this is by no means the case for every lobbyist, nor for every organization.
I know several "lobbyists" who do amazing work that actually benefit the American people, and chances are you do as well. While the system is certainly in need of reform, and big business certainly has their hands in some ugly dealings, to simply blame "lobbyists" is like blaming activists because you disagree with some causes that some activists may stand for.
[moc.hcaorrm] - But But BUT, Obama promised HE WOULD kick the Lobbyists out of Washington?