Im not sure what youre speaking of exactly. It seems to me that the biggest concern here is corruption and bribery, both of which are already illegal, and a lack of transparency, a real ongoing issue... not lobbying in and of itself.
How do you distinguish a lobbyist from a citizen voicing their own concerns to elected leaders or before congress? How do you distinguish a lobby from an organization formed by the people, for the people, to voice their own unanimous concerns in their own way to those same representatives? If you give government that power to decide whether or not your voice counts as lobbying or otherwise, and therefore treated as illegal or otherwise, then you empower them to censor you and shut down your voice entirely. That is a power that can be politicized. The more powerful a group of organized citizens becomes, which is just a function of how much support they have, the more they could conceivably be qualified as a lobby and ignored. The less powerful the group is, the more ineffectual they are.
If your concern about lobbying is instead empowering corporations at the expense of the People, supplanting the wants of the people with the wants of companies... then I would in principle agree with you. However, its also important to note that companies themselves ARE an embodiment of people... whether those people are investors, stock holders, employees or owners. Organizations dont have rights on their own (or they shouldnt), but those organizations are still comprised of individual citizen voters. So to denounce the rights of corporate organizations is to denounce the voices of the people they comprise.
Should companies have greater rights than people? No, of course not. But to pretend like companies arent made up of people is to either personify organizations, which is absurd, or to reject the voices of the people therein, which is unjust. And companies SHOULD have some sway. What the people want isnt always good for the company. But whats good for the company is frequently good for the people. Companies employ the people, they offer goods and services and an opportunity to learn trade and to work your way out of poverty, they stimulate the economy, etc. Which is where we get the argument that its better to bail out companies than citizens... because a bailed out citizen can pay his bills only until the money runs out while a bailed out company can employ those citizens for long term independence. Siding blindly with "the people", and in fact against companies, isnt necessarily going to be more just for more people in the long run. So yes, companies and corporations SHOULD have some political say because the people dont always know whats best for themselves. A company is literally the manifestation of millions of labor-hours of individual citizens voting with their money, their time, their tears and their sweat... not necessarily at a voting booth.
And again, if you can reject the voice of one organization of people, why not others? Every organization employs people, even if its a political party or a political activist group.
For clarity I want to point out that there do not exist pure democracies anywhere in the world. The US, for example, is a Constitutional republic. The voices of the people matter but not to the level people who advocate for democracy or falsely believe we are one think it does. Nor should it. Pure democracies are not good, precisely because smaller groups are steam rolled by larger ones. Whether its a smaller state, a smaller region, a smaller political party, or an organization or company. Representation for ALL citizens matters, not democratic majority. Pure democracies have been metaphorically likened to "two lions and a sheep voting on whats for dinner". A majority could vote for any number of heinous, evil or unjust things, at the expense of the minority.
For example, if you bought into the Lefts political narrative - which I dont btw - you cant accuse a whopping 70% majority of the US population who are White of participating in racism that diminishes the voices of all minorities while also demanding we convert to a pure democracy. Who would that serve? Its literally a logically inconsistent ideology. Nor can you allow one or two states, no matter how populous, to override the views of middle America, whose states should be equal members of the Union. This is especially true when you realize that many states voluntarily joined the union under the implied assumption/pretense that secession would be a right, but no longer have that right. The Republic exists to limit the powers of voters, and the Constitution exists to limit the power of government AND to enshrine your rights. Point is, pure democracy is bad, representation is good. Everyone already agrees with this. While the Right relies on Constitutional principles of elected representation over regions of governance, the Left is consumed with superficial demographical representation of unqualified, non-merit based identity politics. Regardless of the side of the aisle, we all acknowledge the importance of representation. We cant very well put every minor decision up for a popular nationwide vote either; that is a pragmatic truth.
I say that because eliminating the power of weaker, smaller populations to come together to form a lobby in order to persuade a government would be to reject their right for representation. If you support labor unions, for example, you should support lobbyists just the same, like you would any other political activist group who feel under-represented and want to exact political change. For all the bad they have also done good. Labor unions, employee rights, healthy and safety... all result from lobbying. Without lobbying our government would have most likely left it up to the free market to decide.
As previously stated in my first paragraph, bribery is already illegal and we should put a stop to it. But not all "wealthy organizations" persuade government through bribery. Sometimes its through advertisement. Or being able to hire lawyers or file suits. Thats what political parties do. Should that be made illegal as well when voters are manipulated to cast their vote due to false or misleading political advertisements? That seems like an equally heinous and unjust use of financial capital to persuade politics and it seems to me to fall under the same umbrella. I fail to see the distinction between a political activist group lobbying government by buying time on the congressional floor and a political group lobbying the people by buying advertisements or media outlets to manipulate your vote. They are functionally the same thing.
Its also been said to me that a lobby is comprised of lawyers rather than citizens. Again though, someones choice of career or education, or their improved competence to be effectual at what they do, shouldnt be used against them. To call out lobbying as "unfair because they're better at it" is just laughable because its so envious. Its not the methods OR the results youd be complaining about.
So is it really the method of lobbying youre opposed to? Im just curious.