It’s about time someone with gigantic cabbages brings this subject up. Lobbyists are a huge part of the Washington “rip AMERICA off” process. Way too many House and Senate members have spouses and or other family members as lobbyists, and it makes for a couple who is making millions off various government projects. Donald Trump just proposed a series of measures aimed at restricting the influence lobbyists have on our government.
Senator Susan Collins and her lobbyist husband are a great example of how to screw AMERICA. She pushed legislation for government armed services projects and her husband who represents the suppliers cashed in.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump listed a series of reforms aimed at government lobbyists, proposing a five-year ban for members of Congress and executive branch officials who aim to take on lobbying jobs after leaving government.
He also proposed a lifetime ban on senior executive branch officials lobbying for foreign governments and called on Congress to change campaign finance laws to restrict lobbyists for foreign governments from raising money for U.S. elections, according toThe Washington Post.
The proposals appear to be in response to information hacked by WikiLeaks that show Clinton campaign officials discussing whether to accept money from lobbyists for foreign governments. Those discussions appeared to result in accepting the donations, according to CBS News.
A loophole in federal lobbying law says that lobbyists who spend less than 20 percent of their time lobbying is not required to call themselves lobbyists, but can use titles such as consultant or adviser. Trump wants to change that rule.
“I am going to expand the definition of lobbyist so we close all the loopholes that former government officials use by labeling themselves consultants, advisers, all these different things,” he said at a rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Yeah, nice symbolic proposal, which most other presidents have proposed, as a way to get the money out of Washington, but Congress will never agree to it. And they are the ones who vote on it, not the president. Sure sounds good, though.
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