Lobbyists

Will Lobbyists Please Return To The White House…

Just so you know that Obama is 'just words' and not matching actions.  The only transparency occurring in this administration are the lies. After Obama rips lobbyists, K St. insiders get private briefings A day after bashing lobbyists, President Barack Obama’s administration has invited K Street insiders to join private briefings on a range of topics addressed in Wednesday’s State of the Union. The Treasury Department on Thursday morning invited selected individuals to “a series of conference calls with senior Obama administration officials to discuss key aspects of the State of the Union address.” The invitation, which went to a…
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Lobbyists Still Underwriting Congressional Junkets

Lawmakers bending the rules?  What else would we expect from the new aristocracy? From the NY Times: Seizing on the loopholes, lobbyists and the companies that employ them are still underwriting trips by dozens of members of Congress, particularly those in the House, the Times review shows. The companies finance much of this travel indirectly, getting around the spirit of the rules by giving money to nonprofits, some of which seem to exist largely to sponsor trips. In fact, the rules may have had the unexpected effect of obscuring who is actually paying for a lawmaker’s junket. Read the rest…
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