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Subject:  Re: Derivatives rules -- loose as usual Date:  5/17/2013  9:50 AM
Author:  tjscott0 Number:  423097 of 479890

My youngest spawn assures me it is not the lobbying that is evil (it is in fact necessary as the politicians can't be expected to know everything) but rather the cheque... er check book that obligates the politicians to the lobby paying the bills.

If the cheque weren't passing to the congressperson me wonders if they would give a lobbyist the time of day.

And that cheque passing also seem to end up in toothless reform acts[Dodd-Frank}.