Government and lobbyistsJust read your editorial "Abramoff and Energy" (OGJ, Jan. 16, 2006, p. 17). You zero in on the many abuses that the lobbyist culture has heaped on individuals and businesses in America. Nothing is more glaring than the incredible prescription drug bill, which lavishes many billions of dollars in profits on the drug companies without demanding deep discounts or competitive bidding. Ethanol is another case, purely a political product that would disappear as a fuel without massive subsidies.I long for the day when contact with lobbyists must be one-way. They would be permitted to enter the House and Senate office buildings and Capitol only upon specific, one-time invi...

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