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Lobbying is very successful in policy making. Lobbying is a legal form of bribery but it is very evident and effective within the government and it defininately infuences policy making because, in return for large sums of money, policy makers are paid off for passing and introducing policies that lobbyists are asking for.


As stated before, it is legal bribery and another way that the rich can use their money as power to control the government. The cause is sometimes a good one but the way they go about it, through lobbying, is not very ethical in the long run...it just happens to be legal.


Private interests are about to legally influence government decisions which doesn't seem like the right way to go about things. Why not just vote on legislation and policies instead?

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The two political parties in the United States are the Democrat and the Republican. These two political parties differ in many ways and here are some of their differences: 1) Philosophy: Democrats are liberal, while Republicans are conservative, 2) Economic Ideas: Democrats believes in progressive taxation, while Republicans believe that taxes shouldn’t be increased for anybody regardless of their status, 3) Social and human ideas: Democrats’ ideas are based on the community and the responsibility of society, while Republicans’ ideas are based on individual rights, 4) Stance on Military issues: Democrats want to decrease the expenditures, while Republicans want to increase the money being spent and 5) Stand on gay marriage: Almost all Democrats support gay marriage, while almost all Republicans oppose same sex marriage.

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There have been tons of goverment lobbying causes and events and they continue to happen by the scores. One of the most recent was to get money to help those who have opioid addictions and also to help prevent opioid addiction. Other causes have been proabortion and anti-abortion. Labor unions lobby for higher wages and better working conditions. Many countries around the world lobby.


Lobbying for hospice and telemedicine went on this year as did lobbying for natural resources like propane and gas and oil. The reasons behind the lobbying vary but the one thing lobbyists have in common is that they believe in their root cause whether it is for humaniarian reasons, financial gain, or whatever else they find is worth fighting for and spending their time and money to advocate or prevent.

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Lobbying and bribery are not literally the same thing, or not technically but they can be done for the same purpose. Bribery is always considered illegal and comes with a criminal price tag, while lobbying is not illegal but perhaps should be, according to many.


Bribery is considered to be a sale of power, in essence. Lobbying is more like an influence of power in a political realm which is accomplished by giving or offering contributions that ultimately affect outcomes of a political nature. Bribes are usually smaller amounts when they are compared to lobbying contributions but not always. Although the two are not the same, in reality, they are very similar. One is legal, however, and one is not. That makes a huge difference.

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Lobbying is regulated by the Federal Lobbying Act of 1946 which is to oversee lobbying so it doesn't get out of hand. Does it do the job? Most people do not think so for those that oversee the group formed by the act can also be persuaded through lobbying. The U.S.


House of Representatives and the Senate is where the laws are created which become policy and regulations. Those policies and regulations are therefore carried out. Lobbyists influence the laws and regulations and are to be regulated by the federal level act. But they really don't seem to be very regulated.

There are ways around everything and this is just one more hurdle for them to cross to basically get their way. It is somewhat of a joke, in other words.

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The way to become a lobbyist is to first of all, attain at least a Bachelor's Degree. If you can get a Masters Degree, that is even better and more influencial. That is a must or you cannot qualify to be one. It is a good idea to have your degree in political science, law, economics or a related field.


If you want to be a lobbyist, you will need to be considered an experts on whatever issues you will be working on. You will need to prove that you know your subject matter and that you are a benefit to the cause or you will get nowhere so you must be persuasive as well. You'll need to be a people person too because there are many people you'll be dealing with. It will be helpful for you to be adamant about the things you are lobbying for because if you are not, it will show but if you are passionate about the causes, that will be apparent as well.

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