Special Interest Groups-Grassroot Perspective – Jan. 12, 2006


“Dick Rowland Image”

Listening at a forum of legislators talking about what they do and the difficulty of their jobs, one of them, a veteran, mentioned that one of the major problems she had was the balancing of special interests as she made her voting decisions. That was just another way of admitting that she accepts as her job or duty the task of finally deciding to help some people or companies at the expense of some other persons or companies. In other words, her job as she sees it is to help some and thereby hurt others.