r/antiwork Jan 14 '22 Wholesome 10 Silver 5 Helpful 16

So sorry, I'm broke so I can only pay you $77 for my food. You were great though.

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u/beforeitcloy Jan 15 '22

To be fair, that actually is how it works with politicians.

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u/elppaenip Jan 15 '22

Yeah, except they're not called bribes they're called lobbying

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u/LA-Matt Jan 15 '22 edited Jan 15 '22

The Supreme Court calls it “free speech.”

But it (lobbying) is just legalized bribery.

Edited to clarify for anyone who can’t follow a thread.

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u/Prussian-Blue88 Jan 15 '22

What an idiotic comment.

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u/LA-Matt Jan 15 '22

Sorry it hurts your fee fees, Senator.

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u/Prussian-Blue88 Jan 15 '22

You equated free speech to legalized bribery. What did you expect?

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u/LA-Matt Jan 15 '22 edited Jan 15 '22

We’re talking about lobbying Congress. Maybe read the whole thread.

And I didn’t say lobbying was free speech, the Supreme Court did.

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u/ogscrubb Jan 15 '22

So people are partaking in their right to free speech to influence government. Should it be illegal for groups to have an opinion on politics and share it with their elected officials?

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u/LA-Matt Jan 15 '22

Of course not. But money is not speech. “Access” to Congresspeople should not be sold to the highest bidder.

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u/ogscrubb Jan 16 '22

Yeah so lobbying isn't bribery. Bribery is bribery. Shouldn't have to explain it.