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Interesting.  Could this approach (either the voluntary or the compulsory version) possibly work in the U.S. as well?

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by marco on Wed Oct 10th, 2007 at 01:12:34 AM EST
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implies that you think it "works" in Europe to begin with.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Oct 10th, 2007 at 04:22:56 AM EST
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The U.S. already has registration of lobbyists, though I don't know if it's the same as what's being proposed for the EU.  http://www.senate.gov/legislative/common/generic/lobby_top_ten.htm

Karen in Austin

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher

by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Wed Oct 10th, 2007 at 09:56:40 AM EST
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