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The price of doing business...

David Horsey,,seattlepi.,com
David Horsey,,seattlepi.,com

Good morning, Netizens...


After last night's Republican candidates debate, and still reeling with the vision of the various candidates gleaming beneath the lights, attempting to distance themselves from other Republican aspirants to the Presidency, each attempting to portray themselves as something they are NOT, that being ethical, it seems likely that cartoonist David Horsey might take a shot at it, I wasn't the least bit surprised at this cartoon this morning. Rather, I was expecting it. It seems defensible that anytime you hold an election for any office, you inevitably encounter lobbyists, who seemingly creep forth, out of the woodwork, each eager to represent their “masters” in a favorable light.


With fourteen million unemployed people in the United States, you might think there would be a lobbyist group representing the long-term unemployed, but guess again. In fact, as far as I know, there are no lobbyists representing ordinary U.S. Citizens, even in an election year.


I did cackle with some unrestrained glee at Horsey's portrayal of the U.S. Congress. I guess it gives streetwalkers a bad name.


No, the only targets assigned to lobbyists are members of the Congress, ostensibly each of whom have their hands out, eager for some of that good old payola. If any member of Congress sits on a key committee or are pivotal in a key vote, the lobbyists beat a path to their door with offers, lots of offers.


It's the price of doing business with the government.


Of course, I might be wrong in this.



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