Monday, January 20, 2014
Loophole for Lawmakers
With many regulations on how much money Lobbyists and Lawmakers can spend and receive in gifts they have found a new way to circumvent system set in place. Instead of paying for luxury trips out of pocket that come with many regulations they are now payed for by the lawmaker's PAC's or Political Action Committees so they are not considered gifts but everything is still indirectly payed for by the Lobbyist because they are the ones who donate to these PAC's. These luxury trips attract many Lobbyist who want to an opportunity to unofficially sit down with the heads or members of important committees that would see the Lobbyist's bills. To be honest it is quite a brilliant way to ignore the limitations set on gifts Lobbyists and Lawmakers may give and receive. Its just another way that Lawmakers can make a law that appeals to there voters at home but then ignore the law with a convenient loophole. Click here to learn more about the subject.