Lobbyist: “Are we going to let the American people decide our defense policy, our trade policy, our immigration policy?”

The Sunlight Foundation wants the public to review, criticize and edit proposed congressional bills at Public Markup. But, but … the lobbyists just don’t like this idea!

“I don’t think the way you advocate is to put everything online and say, ‘All right American people, weigh in on that,’ because then what’s next?” Miller [past president of the American League of Lobbyists] asked. “Are we going to let the American people decide our defense policy, our trade policy, our immigration policy?

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