Ask them what they talk about and why the public is not allowed in these meetings.[/QUOTE]
So these meetings are keeping the populace from having a voice? If these meetings didn't take place, less people would be sitting on the couch caring more about American Idol than American Politics?
It's no secret people of influence tend to have influence -- it's kinda where the title comes from. But there is NO WAY these guys are keeping me from having what I "want" if I'm not holding myself responsible for achieving those goals. Saying someone "owes me stuff" won't (and shouldn't) fly in a society based on capitalism (which I THINK we still are).
Do these people not have the right to meet? Are they doing anything outside of their Constitutional rights (the ones who are citizens)? Is there "nothing" we little folk can do about it? Again, we'll probably never know because most citizens don't want to "do" anything -- they just want to complain about their circumstances and place the blame on someone else, which is I think is the point of the thread . . .