Why I Parted Ways With The Right

iceweasel11/30/2009 10:40:54 pm PST

re: #975 tradewind

Look at POTUS. He was elected on the premise that he would a ) change the way DC operated, partisan-wise, and b) get rid of lobbyists as a factor. He’s done just the opposite.


Lobbyists pushed off advisory panels
White House initiative to limit influence could affect thousands

Hundreds, if not thousands, of lobbyists are likely to be ejected from federal advisory panels as part of a little-noticed initiative by the Obama administration to curb K Street’s influence in Washington, according to White House officials and lobbying experts.

The new policy — issued with little fanfare this fall by the White House ethics counsel — may turn out to be the most far-reaching lobbying rule change so far from President Obama, who also has sought to restrict the ability of lobbyists to get jobs in his administration and to negotiate over stimulus contracts.