You might ask the question why are lobbyists able to get things done but the average person is not?
Well, they have three things going for them: message, mass, and money.
As outlined in the tax bill and in The Hill article they have a clear idea of what specific changes they want to see in the tax bill. They also have the money and resources to push that forward. But just because there are 6000 lobbyists, more than half of the lobbyists in DC working on this issue, does that mean they have...
Getting issues solved in government can get sticky. Especially when dealing with all of the yellow tapes that surround each tier of government. This framework gives you an idea of what it will take from you to get your point across to your politician whether it be at a city, county, state or federal level.
Generally the people who are the least empowered are the ones who are the most agitated and in need of the answer to the big question. Are you voting for Hillary or Trump?
I was questioned and pressed by a woman yesterday who took me aside and told me Trump was the worst possible candidate and Hillary wasn't much better. But, who will I vote for?
I told her it didn’t matter because a delegate in the Electoral College would determine the outcome. It didn't matter how many...
There are 90,908 trade associations in the country. With philanthropic and charitable organizations, the number rises to over 1.2 million . In any event there are lots. Every trade association has a dual role: 1) to increase membership and 2) to promote the cause of the organization.
Your association relies on its members and other activities for funding. But it has an untapped and overlooked hidden stream of potential advocates that it could use more effectively.
As a leader of a trade...
"I hate politics. I don't understand Congress. And I have no idea about who to vote for in the election." That's what I used to say until the political gene turned on in my late 30's.
For me, politics was boring and nobody cared. Congress was just a bunch of guys in Washington and they were going to do whatever they wanted to anyway. Besides it didn't affect me.
So my position was I'd just vote for the candidate who seemed like a rock star and had the best curb appeal. The media and the Party...
According to a recent poll  the job performance rating of Congress continues to reflect a very low 7% positive job approval score. Why is that?
Why do we accept such poor performance? Do we think if they did more, worked harder, longer, smarter, they'd get a better result?
Do we want Congress to be more productive and pass more laws with more pages? Even now we learn that Dodd-Frank has 5,320 pages covering 400 new regulations . ObamaCare was a 2,700-page bill and so far has 13,000...
Politics, Love and Hate
“I hate politics. I don’t understand Congress. And I have no idea about who to vote for in the election.” That’s what I used to say until the political gene turned on in my late 30’s.
For me, politics was boring and nobody cared. Congress was just a bunch of guys in Washington and they were going to do whatever they wanted to anyway. Besides it didn’t affect me.
So my position was I’d just vote for the candidate who seemed like...