Now THIS is change I can believe in

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    Bloomberg.com: Worldwide

    Obama Tightens Ethics, Lobbying Rules, Freezes Pay of Staff

    By Roger Runningen

    Jan. 21 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama said he’s freezing the pay of senior White House staff and imposing new restrictions on interactions between administration officials and lobbyists.

    Obama also said he would issue an order that makes it easier for the public to get government documents.

    “We are here as public servants, and public service is a privilege,” Obama said, addressing his White House staff and Cabinet on his first full day in office. “It’s not about advancing yourself or your corporate clients.”

    The president said that when top White House aides leave government, they are barred from lobbying “for as long as I am president, and there will be a ban on gifts by lobbyists to anyone serving in the administration.”

    Regarding the pay freeze, Obama said he is acting because “families are tightening their belts and so should Washington.”
     
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    yeah, nobody will figure a way around it. :cuckoo:
    good for him for saying it, but i doubt very much he believes it'll happen any more than i do.
     
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    One can "hope" he means what he says.
     
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    i'll take him at his word, but i just don't see it working at all.
    unenforceable, IMO.
     
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    Lycurgus Who is Obama, really...??

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    I certainly have no problem with the above. I agree, let's see it all enforced. Maybe he paid attention to Gates, again, no problem with that either.
     
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    Obama freezes salaries of some White House aides - Yahoo! News

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    Lycurgus Who is Obama, really...??

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    Yeah gayboy, pluck a feather from ur ass and put it in your cap!

    Not bad for his first public move.
     
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    oh and what's he going to do when they sell their influence to the highest bidder?
     
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    I have no problem with this and would like to see alot more belt-tightening in Washington.
     
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    You guys are soooooooooooo negative. It is sad.

    You didn't believe Bush was evil even though he proved it time and time again. (not stupid, evil)

    And you won't give Obama props, even though he is going to earn/deserve your respect.

    No biggy though, because he'll win in a landslide despite you knuckleheads.

    This site is going to become boring. Obama will be great and you will admit it and then we won't have anything to talk about.

    Oh well. There's always god, gays and guns.

    And maybe Obama will receive a blowjob and then you can have something to cry about. Jealous virgins.
     

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