August 13, 2014

Obama Relaxes Rules on Lobbyists

In 2008, Barack Obama promised voters over and over that if they elected him messiah president, he would take his whip of justice and purge the temple of Washington of the unholy connection between lobbyists and government. Well, 2014 Obama has rolled back 2008 Obama’s promise on lobbyists, opening the door and welcoming back the moneychangers. Apparently, Washington can’t operate without ‘em. Actually, Obama’s rules violated lobbyists’ freedom of speech and the right to petition government. White House spokesperson Eric Schultz said, “Obama has done more in the past six years to close the revolving door of special interest influence than any president before him, namely by prohibiting executive branch appointees from accepting gifts from lobbyists, prohibiting former lobbyists from working on issues on which they lobbied, and by preventing appointees from lobbying the White House after working here. Our goal has been to reduce the influence of special interests in Washington, which we’ve done more than any administration in history.” Sure – just like it’s the most transparent administration in history, you get to keep your doctor, and on and on. More…

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