I'm just going to tell it like it is. Lobbyist donations to members of Congress are bribes. End of story. And bribes are, of course, a form of corruption.
If we put a cap on it, then that corruption is limited while still allowing companies to have their freedom of speech via monetary donation. Ideally, companies should not be considered "people," and therefore not have such rights, but one step at a time, right?
So we limit those donations. This should help remind members of Congress who they are supposed to REALLY be working for, and that is the American public. And once they start passing legislation with us in mind, instead of companies, then there will be no telling just how much money we can save (and make!)
I miss the days when we were prosperous.