January 27th, 2010
10:02 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama address lobbyists

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama calls on lobbyists to disclose their contacts, and proposes strict limits on their contributions to candidates for federal office.

soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. File under "Sarcasm"

    Oops, did he forget that his buddies in the unions aren't registered as lobbyist. I guess it's his way of getting back at the Supreme Court decision.

    January 27, 2010 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  2. Union

    What about the acorn groups, unions, aarp, They too need to restricted on their contributions, their ability to organize and participate in elections and the amounts made public(really public, not partial amounts hidden as members contributions)

    January 27, 2010 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  3. pete

    How about we just do away with lobbyists altogether?

    January 27, 2010 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  4. Donna Wilson

    I can see why this country continues to be in economic turmoil. The Republicans are acting like spoiled little brats! I'm 61 years old and have never seen a party remain seated when the president is finishing his observations during a State of the Union Message. In prior days he was shown respect, right or wrong, but not this bunch of bureaucrats. I think we should go to a one party system or have "term limits" and then perhaps the "old timers" who think they are "something to be recondened with" will loose their jobs, just like their constituants have. Love your country, more than yourself, show respect for one another, and earn your respect by trying to work together for the Good of the People (All people, not just your districts!)

    January 27, 2010 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  5. Ralph

    The President spoke to the joint houses. Why do the republicans get off speaking to a packed house . Of republicans I mean!

    January 27, 2010 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |