Lobbyists hurting us at so many levels
To the editor:
We are all blind to the one word that is the cause of America's problems. The word is "lobbyists," a group that represents firms that do not represent you and I, but special interests that result in higher prices, and in some cases, weapons of mass destruction.
In many cases, they are former legislators who were promised lucrative positions to represent these entities with lobbyist jobs if they help push through beneficial legislation to line the pockets of those they represent during their positions in Congress, such as the NRA, pharmaceutical, and other industries that cause "we the people" to suffer financially or even end up in harm's way.
Get rid of lobbyists, and all income levels benefit.
Alan Levine, Lenox