And the revolving door spins once again.

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    Just commerce and capitalizm again right?

     
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    Sounds like he's 8 terms too late....

     

     
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    In response to 12-Angry-Men's comment:
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    Ya, sure, except for this;

    memorandum reminding them that they’re legally forbidden for a time from using their professional connections on Capitol Hill in a variety of post-electoral professions, including lobbying. But the rules are porous enough to allow influential members to find homes at some of DC’s most powerful firms immediately after their last day in office.

     

    But other than that...ya, just another day in the life of an ex-Congressman.

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    lol, just capitalizm and commerce politican style spanky. Get you head out of you a55 and see that both parties play 94% of the voters like fiddles!!

     
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    Ugggh....When did Congress become the enemy? It's supposed to represent the people when the people have a clue, but when the people are clueless they are supposed to use their superior knowledge and judgment to make good decisions. But now Congress a staging area for lawmakers waiting to snag seven-figure jobs, or a soapbox for Tea Party ideologues, or an opportunity for economic lightweights to make hash of our economy.

    These young turks run for Congress with less interest in doing the people's work than with hoping to be scouted by some lobbying firm.

    Rabid ideologies and endless money are an unhealthy combination. They twist the discourse so that the public believes that benefits we paid for are "entitlements." They keep the connected from paying taxes, and they prevent us from so much as bringing up the topic of gun control.

     
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    Yeah, Obama hates lobbyists...

    "The American Wind Energy Association, which lobbies for the wind power industry, contacted the Obama administration and convinced them to work together, at taxpayer expense, to attack a European study showing Spanish wind power subsidies destroyed 2.2 jobs for every job created, newly released emails reveal."

    The emails raise troubling questions about the objectivity of federal scientists and economists, who responded favorably to the lobbyist group’s call to arms.

     

    Also, here are former lobbyists Obama tapped for top jobs upon taking office : Since Obama said he has a rock solid rule against hiring lobbyists, all these were, um "exceptions" :

    • Eric Holder, attorney general nominee, was registered to lobby until 2004 on behalf of clients including Global Crossing, a bankrupt telecommunications firm [now confirmed].
    • Tom Vilsack, secretary of agriculture nominee, was registered to lobby as recently as last year on behalf of the National Education Association.
    • William Lynn, deputy defense secretary nominee, was registered to lobby as recently as last year for defense contractor Raytheon, where he was a top executive.
    • William Corr, deputy health and human services secretary nominee, was registered to lobby until last year for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, a non-profit that pushes to limit tobacco use.
    • David Hayes, deputy interior secretary nominee, was registered to lobby until 2006 for clients, including the regional utility San Diego Gas & Electric.
    • Mark Patterson, chief of staff to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, was registered to lobby as recently as last year for financial giant Goldman Sachs.
    • Ron Klain, chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden, was registered to lobby until 2005 for clients, including the Coalition for Asbestos Resolution, U.S. Airways, Airborne Express and drug-maker ImClone.
    • Mona Sutphen, deputy White House chief of staff, was registered to lobby for clients, including Angliss International in 2003.
    • Melody Barnes, domestic policy council director, lobbied in 2003 and 2004 for liberal advocacy groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the American Constitution Society and the Center for Reproductive Rights.
    • Cecilia Munoz, White House director of intergovernmental affairs, was a lobbyist as recently as last year for the National Council of La Raza, a Hispanic advocacy group.
    • Patrick Gaspard, White House political affairs director, was a lobbyist for the Service Employees International Union.
    • Michael Strautmanis, chief of staff to the president’s assistant for intergovernmental relations, lobbied for the American Association of Justice from 2001 until 2005.
     
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    Re: And the revolving door spins once again.

    In response to UserName99's comment:
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    Ugggh....When did Congress become the enemy? It's supposed to represent the people when the people have a clue, but when the people are clueless they are supposed to use their superior knowledge and judgment to make good decisions. But now Congress a staging area for lawmakers waiting to snag seven-figure jobs, or a soapbox for Tea Party ideologues, or an opportunity for economic lightweights to make hash of our economy.

    These young turks run for Congress with less interest in doing the people's work than with hoping to be scouted by some lobbying firm.

    Rabid ideologies and endless money are an unhealthy combination. They twist the discourse so that the public believes that benefits we paid for are "entitlements." They keep the connected from paying taxes, and they prevent us from so much as bringing up the topic of gun control.

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    Thanks leftwing ideologue for your biased opinion.

     
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