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Lobbying Reform Losing Steam in House

Discussion in '2007 Archive' started by carpro, May 12, 2007.

  1. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member

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    http://www.abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=3165636


    Lobbying Reform Losing Steam in House

    Lobbying Reform Losing Momentum in Congress After Democrats Touted It for 2006 Election


    By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON May 11, 2007 (AP)

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    House Democrats are suddenly balking at the tough lobbying reforms they touted to voters last fall as a reason for putting them in charge of Congress.

    Now that they are running things, many Democrats want to keep the big campaign donations and lavish parties that lobbyists put together for them. They're also having second thoughts about having to wait an extra year before they can become high-paid lobbyists themselves should they retire or be defeated at the polls.
     
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    You didn't really expect the democrats to turn down all the money, perks and opportunities for career advancement in the military and energy industrial complexs the republicans have been enjoying for so long did you? Fascism pays those who will embrace it handsomely, for a little bit anyway.
     
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    I knew the democrats were lying when they made their promises.

    It is no surprise to me at all that they're running backwards.

    But I was still hopeful.:praying:
     
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