I found it interesting to read about lobbyist disclosure. I understand that many legislators who receive gifts contend that they feel no pressure to vote for pieces of legislation being pushed by these lobbyists. How altruistic.
I do have a question. I understand that a primary principle of business is to assure that money invested gets a good rate of return. Businesses usually stop investing in projects that don't give a good rate of return. If the businesses that lobbyists represent are not getting any return on gifts to legislators, how are they managing to stay afloat?
It would be interesting to find out how well the legislation pushed by gift-giving lobbyists fared compared to legislation pushed by lobbyists who are less generous.
West Valley City