When we become aware of a problem, we take action to fix it, we develop a plan, and we make a decision. This is the business industry politician, and their job is to make sure their colleagues in Congress support their ideas. However, like any other politician, they don’t always get things right, and it is up to us to correct them when we do. One of the biggest mistakes politicians make is not paying attention to what is happening outside of our own lives.
The problem is that we can live in a world full of information and influence, and yet not necessarily know what to do with it all. For example, most of us have heard of the “Big Government” conspiracy theory that claims that the government has been rigging elections in various countries so that the people don’t vote for the candidates that they want, in order to keep them safe from the “real” people.
In reality, it’s a lot easier to deal with the conspiracy theorists than it is to deal with the people who actually have to live with the consequences of what their decisions are costing them. In the case of Big Government, that’s us. So when it comes to political action committees, we can simply vote with our feet and move our money wherever it will cost us the most to do so.
You don’t have to be a millionaire to be on a political action committee. The only difference is that they have to be registered as a political action committee or they can’t exist. So just like the millions of other people who vote for presidential candidates, we can simply just vote with our feet and move our money wherever it will cost us the most.
So we could vote with our feet in Alabama, but that would mean we would have to stop buying real estate in Alabama. So as long as people are able to afford to live where they want to live, that’s fine with us. But if you are not able to afford to live there, then you have to move. Of course, you can still vote with your feet and move your money wherever you want, but the most important part of the ballot is still the money.
In the business world, moving is a major part of the political process. For example, if you are a shareholder in a corporation, you have to move to a different state to vote on the corporation’s stock, and if you are a shareholder in a non-profit, you have to move to another state to vote on the organization’s spending and tax issues. So we need to be very careful about which areas of our life we move too.
The idea behind business action committees is that they are committees that have the sole purpose of voting on issues that impact a specific business or industry. So for the industry itself, these action committees are not necessarily involved in moving in the same way as shareholders of a company. For them, it’s more about voting on the issues on their behalf. For example, a group like the Chamber of Commerce may be comprised of millions of members, but they would move in the same manner as a shareholder.
Business action committees are the exact same way. They are comprised of millions of constituents, but the purpose is to move in the same manner as shareholders. So the Chamber of Commerce is a business action committee of 10 million constituents and the shareholders are an even greater 10 million.
They can be effective in getting things done if they are made aware of their impact. For example, a group of 1,500 members of the Chamber of Commerce could potentially create the same impact as one of the 10,000 shareholders of the company.
This is the kind of political action committee that you would expect to see in the United States. This is what it looks like when you look at the actual members of a committee. The committee is composed of people from all different companies, industries, and other groups. As many of us know, if you don’t talk about the interests of your constituents, you are not likely to get any done. So this is the kind of political action committee that you would expect to see in the United States.