How many times have I heard, “government shouldn’t pick winners and losers?” If it’s a Republican candidate or elected official, you can almost bet those words have gushed forth at one time or another. They just can’t wait to spit those words out to reinforce, yet again, their take on how government is “bad.” (Does make one wonder why they go into politics, doesn’t it?)
But one must ask oneself, if that’s the case, then why are there so many lobbyists running around D.C. and at all the State Houses trying to help them choose?
Democrat or Republican – it doesn’t matter; all are lobbied to pick “winners and losers.” It’s just the GOP tends to be the hypocrites bout the issue (what’s new?).
And since the lobbyists aren’t going to pack up and go home anytime soon, we need to understand how they system works, rather than let people try to hide what is really going on behind some meaningless bumper sticker slogan.