Lobbying should be illegal
Today though, I'm going to praise one of the very first things Obama has done. Day one Obama set down strict rules regarding lobbyist. Obama has agreed with me that it doesn't go far enough, but it's a good start.
Quite frankly, lobbying should be illegal. Corporations that contract to the gov't have strict guidelines regarding interaction with gov't officials. For instance we don't even give them a ride in our car anywhere, because it could be viewed as a gift. Lobbyists aren't held to the same standard for some reason, and I can't figure out why.
Good job Obama. Instead of shutting down Gitmo, maybe you should send the lobbyists there.