Legislators and lobbyists, there is not much of a difference

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  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Dec. 17, 2012 7:26 p.m.

    Hutterite, that is one of the best -- and unfortunately correct -- thoughts I've seen here in a long time.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Dec. 17, 2012 5:28 p.m.

    Lobbyists are paid by special moneyed interests to shape public policy. Legislators are paid by us to enact the policy lobbyists have purchased.

  • ugottabkidn Sandy, UT
    Dec. 17, 2012 12:04 p.m.

    Stan, for once I agree with you 100%. There is no bigger fraud on citizens than corruption in politics, legal or otherwise.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Dec. 17, 2012 11:09 a.m.

    Excellent letter!

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Dec. 17, 2012 11:05 a.m.

    Legislators become high paid lobbyist, with their own special entrance and back room attached.

  • VIDAR Murray, UT
    Dec. 17, 2012 9:34 a.m.

    Gifts and free meals are bribes. nothing but a ban on all gifts will work, anything else is weasled around by the legislator.

  • Midvaliean MIDVALE, UT
    Dec. 17, 2012 8:02 a.m.

    Lobbyist irk me as well. It is nothing short of a legalized political bribe. The politicians themselves like to act like this isn't happening at all, and most likely won't pass legislation to solve this.