From:   Robyn <>
Sent time:   Monday, October 17, 2011 8:35:37 AM
To:   september17 <>
Subject:   SPAM-MED: [september17discuss] Proposal about Lobbying and Campaign Finance Reform

I have an idea about the bribery (or lobbying) problem that exists in

the U.S. and was wondering if anyone had any thoughts or could help me

amend my position.


Enact regulations that state that lobbying can only be done in certain

areas - i.e. government buildings. Any time a lobbyist and a

politician meets outside of these approved areas, they must make a

recording or note of their meeting. This is the same thing that

medical professionals must do when giving medical advice to

individuals, while outside of their office, practice or hospital.


Put fines and penalties in place for those who violate this practice.

These fines and penalties are then open to the public at the end of

the tax year.


Make it illegal for a company with a lobbyist to make a campaign

donation. Make it illegal for a shell corporation (if you need

clarification ask), to donate to any political campaign or PAC.



This is just an idea, and I was wondering what other would think about

it. Please let me know.