President Obama's lobbying reforms praised by Congressional Research Service

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    Critics across the political spectrum have lambasted the Obama administration’s restrictions on lobbying as everything from a loophole-ridden political ploy to an unconstitutional violation of free-speech rights.

    But this week, congressional researchers concluded that the administration’s crackdown has “already changed the relationship between lobbyists and covered executive branch officials” and suggested that Congress might consider enacting similar restrictions on itself.

    The White House seized on the 18-page report by the Congressional Research Service as evidence that President Barack Obama is fulfilling his campaign promise to rein in the power of special interests in Washington.

    “We’re pleased that CRS recognized a fact that is apparent everyday to those of us who work in government: The president’s historic restrictions on lobbying are having a significant impact in making sure that the government serves the public interest and not special interests,” Norm Eisen, the White House’s lead ethics lawyer, told POLITICO. “We hear constantly from public servants across the executive branch how appreciative they are that the president’s high standards and tough rules allow them to do their jobs. That represents the precise change that the president promised and that CRS recognizes he has delivered.”

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    "Harry Truman once said, 'There are 14 or 15 million Americans who have the resources to have representatives in Washington to protect their interests, and that the interests of the great mass of the other people - the 150 or 160 million - is the responsibility of the president of the United States, and I propose to fulfill it.'"
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    Does this mean that the DC whores will work for their constituents instead of sucking for lobby dollars??
    I don't think so. We'll see how fast jobs come back...11% unemployment....
     
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    What a crock of crap this post is. Obama is nothing more than a cheap Chicagoland political hack that would sell out his own mother for any amount of publicity. He's ruined the economy with his failed attempts to get the growth going that the US needs and unemployment is the highest it has ever been in my lifetime. He's turning the country into a socialist state with his attempts to reform the health care system. He's dabbled into areas of the business world that is probably unconstitutional and at the least geared towards socialism. This guy is a jerk and the only thing I will praise him for is moving out of Washington when he is thrown out of office after the next Presidential election.
     
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    The Congressional Research Service (CRS), known as "Congress's think tank", is the public policy research arm of the United States Congress. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS works exclusively and directly for Members of Congress, their Committees and staff on a confidential, nonpartisan basis.


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    ohhhhh noooooo - something Obama did is producing some positive results?????????

    better churn up the spin machine
     
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    More Barry smoke being blown up our ass.

    From the linked article:

    As usual in Barryland, its just a claim with no proof whatsoever if its true.
     
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    With, of course, the exception of the hack lobbyists in the employ of the administration....Lest we forget to mention Andy Stern. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    You don't belive Barry when he tells you how much better barry's doing things?
     
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    A no information zone.

    What else could we expect from the right
     
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    Congressional think tank? Is anything in Congress nonparatisan?
     

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