Many of us believe that this function should belong to the government of the United States and be under the control of the Federal Government.
Lobbyists and special interest influencers are not a part of our government and have no authority to make decisions. In my opinion, any person who is trying to influence a government representative about his or her vote should be a bonafide home office employee of the business that he represents. No former member of Congress should act as an agent and become a lobbyist to try to influence his former friends. If agents are allowed, no one person should represent more than one company as a representative to influence legislation. Every member of Congress should look at every issue as an independent agent and make his or her decision on how to vote based on what is best for all of the country regardless of the pressure from lobbyists or his political party.
No member of Congress has the right to criticize the President for creating a deficit. The Constitution gives the House of Representatives the sole responsibility for creating and approving appropriations and taxes. The President only makes suggestions and we in the public have nothing to say about it. Not one member of the 546 members of the government will take responsibility for any problem or deficit that exists in the government, but together they can solve every problem that we have. The Congress can do anything it wishes to do. If the President uses his veto, the Congress can override it. If the Congress has a super retirement plan that is better than any retirement plan that is available to other American citizens it is because that is the way they want it to be. If the tax code has loopholes that benefits certain groups of corporations or people, the 546 can