Lobbyists

By: Miranda Myers on July 6, 2015
"I don't think the Republican party should be the party of big government but I also don't think it should be the party of big business," Governor Bobby Jindal said at a "Walk and Talk" event in downtown Manchester.
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By: Eric Zulaski on July 6, 2015
Discussing the revolving door between government and corporations, presidential candidate George Pataki said that it's more than elected officials we need to be concerned with.
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By: Arnie Alpert on July 6, 2015
When Arnie gave him a quick description of Governing Under the Influence, Ben Carson said "I'm with you."
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By: Arnie Alpert on July 1, 2015
Revolving Door for Corporate Lobbyists

If “just powers” come from the consent of the governed, the GUI project may be just the thing to bring about change.  This Fourth of July, join us in declaring independence from corporate rule.

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By: Hector Salamanca Arroyo on June 29, 2015
Hector asked Senator Ted Cruz about for-profit prison companies lobbying successfully for policy requiring 34,000 immigrants be detained each day and what he would do to make sure private corporations aren't driving federal policy.
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By: Judy on June 24, 2015
In Hooksett, Pataki showed no qualms about $1 trillion budget for nuclear arms and blamed inflated costs of private nuclear contractors on "big government."
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By: Olivia Zink on June 22, 2015
olivia asks about crony capitalism
Olivia asked Jim Gilmore about "crony capitalism" at a WMUR "Conversation with the Candidate" program. The Virgina governor said " We have to expose who is influencing who," and that "transparency is the best answer."
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By: Hector Salamanca Arroyo on June 22, 2015
Senator Jim Webb visited Des Moines, IA and was asked a question about companies running for-profit prisons impacting immigration policy and what he would do to limit their influence.
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By: Eric Zulaski on June 18, 2015
A group of bird dogs raised multiple questions with presidential candidate, Carly Fiorina, about what she would do to create a government that represents the people's interest instead of the interests of corporations like Pentagon contractors and the prison-industrial complex. Fiorina admitted "there are loads of places where we have undue influence in the political process through lobbying," but didn't offer much in the way of solutions
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By: Kevin Rutledge on June 14, 2015
Senator Bernie Sanders Indianola Iowa 6-14-15 AFSC Governing Under the Influence
Senator Bernie Sanders addresses massive waste within the complicated military industrial complex when asked about what he'll do to make the public interest a priority over private interest. "So if you wanted to ask me ‘Well gee, how much money do we spend on this? How much money do we spend on that?’ The truth is, in many ways nobody really knows that.”
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