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The amount spent on lobbying during the first nine months of Donald Trump’s presidency was higher than in any corresponding period since 2012. A new administration would attract a new wave of lobbying, you would think.

 

Except that Mr. Trump promised something different. “For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost,” he said in his Inaugural Address. “Washington flourished — but the people did not share in its wealth.”

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/21/opinion/lobbyists-washington-trump.html

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Lobbyists Romp in Trump’s Washington

 

The numbers compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan organization that tracks money in American politics, might not seem surprising. The amount spent on lobbying during the first nine months of Donald Trump’s presidency, it found, was higher than in any corresponding period since 2012. A new administration would attract a new wave of lobbying, you would think.

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1 minute ago, kfools said:

Lobbyists aren't a problem. It's their influence that's a problem. 

 

How could Trump be influenced by them when he said this was what he was going to do before he was elected? How does that make sense?

 

Trump lied and really wanted more lobbyists? 

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Just now, kfools said:

Fair enough. Just say so next time. It's far better to ask for me to extrapolate than it is for you to extrapolate when you don't even understand what I am saying. I will do you the same courtesy. 

 

What I am saying is this, 

 

Lobby peddling buys politicians. Trumps appeal was he couldn't be bought and would stick to the promises he made. Thus far he has stuck to his promises as far as I can see and probably even as far as you can [you may not like them, but he has done them] so, a lobbyist peddling,and the amount of money they spend to gain influence means nothing if they don't gain any. 

 

In other words, Trump could have 1 million lobbyists around him from private interests at all times. It doesn't matter though, unless they get him to do something based on influence peddling. Unless you can point to something they got him to do, that we wasn't already going to do based on his promises....then I don't see a problem here. 

 

 

He lied about lobbyists. You clearly want to ignore that. 

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17 minutes ago, kfools said:

Lobbyists aren't a problem. It's their influence that's a problem. 

 

How could Trump be influenced by them when he said this was what he was going to do before he was elected? How does that make sense?

 

What did he say about lobbyists?

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