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Is Goverment Dominated by Business

Is Government Dominated by Business

Special interest groups have dominated government since the advent of
America's political system. Special interest groups or lobbies are collections
of individuals who join together to pursue common interests and to influence
the decisions on public policies. Many people view special interest groups as
an integral part of the political process, legitimized by the first amendment
of the Constitution. In that way, special interest groups are good. The point
that disgusts many people is that more often then not money overpowers the
right decision; that is why Big Business is a problem. The richer the
companies and organizations, the better chance they have to persuade the
government officials.
In the United States alone there are thousands of special interest
groups working for their own cause. Some of the causes they are working for
are: business, banking, labor, environment, women, seniors, the economy, and
farming just to name a few. Some groups or businesses which partake in
lobbying are: N.O.W., Green Peace, AFL-CIO, Teamsters, Sierra Club, N.R.A.,
Tobacco industry and the ACLU. These groups often work at the national, state,
and local levels attempting to influence government policy. Many groups have
permanent offices in Washington DC. The primary goals of these groups are the
passing, blocking, or amending legislation to achieve a favorable ruling for
their own benefit. In Washington the groups primary targets are the House and
Senate sub-committees which are the key places where legislation is considered.
The groups often speak in front of Committee hearings to put their views on the
One of the most well known special interest group is the National Rifle
Association. This group has done tireless work in Washington trying to stop Gun
Control bills from passing in Congress. The worst blow that happened to the
NRA was the passing of the Brady...

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