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Corrupt pols heed lobbyists

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Pete Bobb is correct in that, because of the Supreme Court’s recent decision, corporations now have the same rights as individuals to donate money to political campaigns (Reader Input, Jan. 28). What he may not have considered is that lobbying was very limited until many years ago, when the government began really interfering with and trying to control businesses and everything else, including our lives. Also, if our elected officials could not be bought, lobbying would not be successful. The system of lobbying has increased in direct proportion to the interference by, and the corruption of, the government. Get rid of those two things and the extent of lobbying would drastically diminish. And we, the citizens, would not have to contribute to the myriad of organizations that we need to lobby for us, the taxpayers. Marcia Winborne-Graven, Auburn