Lobbyists shouldn’t even be an issue. Any honest politician – regardless of their party – should not be influenced by anybody other than the people they represent. In other words, any good politician will tell the lobbyist to get out of their office because his constituents will re-elect him regardless of whatever propaganda the lobbyist puts out against them.
I like to tell people that they shouldn’t complain at all about the government and how the lobbying and “special interests” are ruining everything for us. This goes on of course at all levels of government, from the Federal, State and Local levels. It is neither “the Democrats”, nor “the Republicans” or insert 3rd party of your choice. It is they, that we elect by either voting for them directly, or by not voting at all that gives the power to corruptible individuals that make it into office who succumb to the lobbyists on a routine basis.
So several years after Dr. Robert Lustig published his research on Sugar, including how Sugar, namely the refined kind is not only bad for you and causes obesity, but toxic when eaten at any level, the mainstream media has decided to do some research of its own. This includes Bloomberg News, which posted an article sometime in October of 2016 showing how the Sugar Lobby through its influence in the government via Lobbying and research grants was able to get Americans to start eating a low fat, high sugar diet.
Here is the article for you to read (behind a paywall now):
You can also see a similar article on Time.com:
If you are in a rush, just read the first 2 paragraphs, if not, read the whole thing, and after reading it, head over to the Institute for Responsible Nutrition here: http://www.responsiblefoods.org/, and see what they have to say about Sugar and its effects on your health.
Then I want you to ask yourself the following questions:
* Does Scientific Research only fund researchers who produce the desired results?
* Are Scientific studies that do not conform with the desired outcome criticized any differently than studies that do not produce the results they were being searched for?
* How many people have died of heart disease as a result of this?
* How many people struggle with obesity due to this?
Anyway, I close with a quote from Plato:
“The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.”
(courtesy of http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/9939-the-price-good-men-pay-for-indifference-to-public-affairs)