Last fall, the City of Dallas passed stricter lobbyist registration laws and should be applauded for doing so. Now, other cities should step up.
The existence of tax-funded lobbyists is bad enough. Such people are paid with our tax dollars to lobby for higher taxes and bigger government. It’s nothing short of government-imposed taxpayer self-abuse. Remember holding your little brother down and smacking him in the face with his own hand? It’s like that, only big-government adds a wedgie for good measure.