"Quid pro quo" is a direct money exchange for influence, or in other words bribery. Many have the view that lobbying is not bribery. There are many reasons of why it is not so. The definition of lobbying is the transmission of information of both technical and political views. The technical information is very important proof, whereas the political information is more of blackmail. In other words, political lobbying means that if party number one passes a law that party number two disagrees with, party number two will no longer vote for party number one.
Lobbying is not bribery because the money goes to the campaign, not to the politician's pocket. The interest groups are primarily interested in the policy of the government, whereas the political parties are only interested in the personnel of government. The interest groups give money to both parties and are conflicting with one another. They are shifting coalitions meaning they are against each other. The purpose of the process is to buy access to the person in power. This is where lobbying comes in to play.
The big city political machines were very powerful and kept they're political power for quite some time. The so-called "boss" was the leader of the political machine in big cities such as Boston. During this time, the immigrants wanted citizenship in the United States, but they had to be able to speak and write in English in order for them to take the test. To solve this problem, the machine created a patronage system. The patronage system said that the immigrants had to be taught English, and which ever politician was to teach them and make them citizens eligible for jobs, housing, the right to vote, and food will forever have the vote of that person. In other words, they help the immigrants become citizens and the immigrants vote for them to be the "boss" of the political machine. This is the system that seemed to be giving the po…