In around 200 words, answer the following questions based on the video about Jack Abramoff and class discussions throughout the semester:
- Why do corporations and interest groups spend so much money on lobbying? Do you think the influence of lobbyists in the U.S. political process is too great?
- Do you think the revolving door between private, corporate interests, and political offices and appointments, which are supposed to serve everyone, is dangerous for American democracy and the well-being of average Americans? Or does it promote a healthy democracy and economy?
- What are some examples you can think of in which special interests are given priority over the well-being of the general public? The examples can be from the course or from other sources.