To the editor:
Lobbyist — as defined by Webster’s New World Dictionary — is “a person who tries to get legislators to introduce or vote for measures favorable to a special interest that he represents.”
This being a fact of our system of governance — our Congress and state governing bodies — how can the true interests of the average citizen and taxpayer be truly and fairly represented?
Reports of the vast amounts of money spent by the special interest groups on our lawmakers in the form of contributions to PACs and sponsored golf outings and the fact that many of our lawmakers blatantly accept these gratuities, and vote accordingly, should outrage us all.
These same legislators continue to craft the laws and loopholes that allow the lobbyists access to our lawmakers. How, then, can we the people expect these same legislators to craft legislation that will be beneficial to all.