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Lobbyists ready for a comeback under Romney

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This is Reagan's dream come true.

He said that he wanted to get government out of business and business in government.

The Reagan dystopia is upon us. All major sectors are run by industry insiders who use government to award themselves competitive advantages. This is why there is no longer any real competition.

There is no difference between a Republican senator and a drug or financial lobbyist. These groups have merged.

Newt Gingrich was paid MASSIVE amounts by Fanny and Freddie to win favor with GOP congressmen. People need to research this stuff. Business not only owns government, they are government.

Who do you think funds our elections? Who do you think our politicians work for?

Business runs government. Period. John Galt is no longer being persecuted like in the 40s and 50s. He is now a billionaire several times over. Mitt Romney works for him and thirsts for cheap Chinese labor. Why? Because cheap Chinese labor results in higher returns for investors. Never forget it. We are about to elect a man that has made a career of shipping jobs to China. People don't see the irony behind Romney's bluster RE jobs.

The GOP is lucky because their based gets 100% of their information from the bubble. They don't understand how companies like Bain make money. They don't get the ways in which the wealthy elite sold the American working class down river for cheap Chinese labor. Where do you think Walmart has most of their goods made? Walmart profits by circumventing American workers. Walmart is in bed with communist China and they are one of the GOP's largest contributors.

Please people, wake up. Turn off Rush Limbaugh and take your mind back.
 
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A comeback suggest they ever left which they didn't.
 

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Maybe they can lobby for true leadership. Its been absent for some time now
 

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You think people are going to actually believet his bullcrap?
 

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yeah no lobbyists under the Obama administration......they've been so tough on em...like in the oil spill....hmmmm....regulators fell asleep at the wheel.......who was President......oh OBAMA

I love kicking Luddley in the balls...it would be funnier if he had some
 

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Even after Obama's promise, lobbyists still run the White House

Since the start of his term, President Obama has been adamant on eradicating ties between administration officials and Washington lobbyists. He vowed to keep himself from appointing former K Street execs to White House roles and even outlined it as part of his campaign agenda back in 2008. Now to settle a lawsuit, the Obama administration has released the White House’s visitor logs dating back to just after the current commander-in-chief took the oath of office, and although preliminary research reveals that there aren’t a lot of notorious names littering the logs that would raise eyebrows, one thing is for certain: lobbyists are without a doubt welcome at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Dating back to January 2009, the president’s palatial Washington, DC mansion has seen more than just a few guests. In all, the logs suggest that 1.3 million distinct visitors have dropped by for more than 2 million individual visits. A fair share of those are chalked up to holiday parties, diplomatic receptions and bill signing ceremonies, but besides from tour groups, the president’s most popular guests appear to be lobbyists working for companies that usually have cushy relationships with the White House.

In a report published on Monday by the Washington Post, the paper notes that lobbyist Marshal Matz has made more than two dozen drop-bys since inauguration day, often accompanied by some pretty big names in the world of business. In particular, the Post notes that Matz has swung by the White House from time to time with the general counsel for the company that runs General Mills cereal and the owner of Beef Products, Inc.

“I appreciate Marshall’s ability to have access,” Federal Forest Resource Coalition President Howard Hedstrom tells the Post, “…He opened the door, but basically the conversation was carried by those of us who know the issues.”
Testimonies from others suggest that being buddy-buddy with a lobbyist might be the only way to get in, though.
Vivature Health CEO Andrew Menter tells the Post that he met with Obama towards the end of the president’s first year in office after lobbyist Tom Downey arranged for a meeting between the two. He wasn’t the only one helped out by the former New York congressman, but he was one of just a few that felt comfortable talking to the Post about his experience. Menter says that the meeting was made so that he could discuss the effects of Obama’s new health-care law on his small-time business, to which he offers the Post a unique reflection:
“The whole process was interesting for me. It’s a little scary,” he says. “You need a lobbyist to get a meeting.”

The White House is not holding back by publishing the logs, and offers little commentary as to why each visitor dropped by. If anything, though, it finally accounts for explaining just how strong the relationship between lobbying and legislation really could be.
Among other frequent visitors include Tim Hannegan, who lists Taser International as a client. He’s been to the White House more than 30 times since the start of the president’s first term. Bill Samuel, lobbyist for the AFL-CIO, has been by more than 50 times.Elsewhere Michael Taylor, a lobbyist for the Monsanto corporation that formally served as an attorney for the US Department of Agriculture, is listed 25 times in the database. Chris Dodd, the former congressman that left his Senate position to help lobby in favor of the Stop Online Piracy Act on behalf of the Motion Picture Association of America at a $1.2 million annual salary, made more than a dozen trips too

Even after Obama's promise, lobbyists still run the White House — RT
 

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[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdEMf7Wo1wI]CNN Discusses Obama's Hypocrisy on Lobbyists - YouTube[/ame]
 

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This is Reagan's dream come true.

He said that he wanted to get government out of business and business in government.

The Reagan dystopia is upon us. All major sectors are run by industry insiders who use government to award themselves competitive advantages. This is why there is no longer any real competition.

There is no difference between a Republican senator and a drug or financial lobbyist. These groups have merged.

Newt Gingrich was paid MASSIVE amounts by Fanny and Freddie to win favor with GOP congressmen. People need to research this stuff. Business not only owns government, they are government.

Who do you think funds our elections? Who do you think our politicians work for?

Business runs government. Period. John Galt is no longer being persecuted like in the 40s and 50s. He is now a billionaire several times over. Mitt Romney works for him and thirsts for cheap Chinese labor. Why? Because cheap Chinese labor results in higher returns for investors. Never forget it. We are about to elect a man that has made a career of shipping jobs to China. People don't see the irony behind Romney's bluster RE jobs.

The GOP is lucky because their based gets 100% of their information from the bubble. They don't understand how companies like Bain make money. They don't get the ways in which the wealthy elite sold the American working class down river for cheap Chinese labor. Where do you think Walmart has most of their goods made? Walmart profits by circumventing American workers. Walmart is in bed with communist China and they are one of the GOP's largest contributors.

Please people, wake up. Turn off Rush Limbaugh and take your mind back.

Go wash your MG Midget.
 

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Lobbyists ready for a comeback under Romney - Anna Palmer - POLITICO.com

Not everyone would be hurting under a RobMe & LyanRyan Regime. It would be the end of the middle class but Big Business would be thrilled.

BEcause "there will be no lobbyists in my administration." B-Insane Obama.

Romney and lobbyists?? Hell. Barry's got em coming out of the woodwork in his WH.

I do seem to remember that No Lobbyists in my WH remark though. It was part of his Hope and Change bs that loads bought hook line and sinker. Guess he told a lie.

Wonder if OL'Ludass knows this?? Of course he does. He's just ignoring it because hey, Barry is a Dem and his hero. LOL what a douch he is.
 
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