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Trump No Lobbying 5years After Seving For Trump appointees!!!!!

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posted on Nov, 17 2016 @ 09:30 AM
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No lobbying for 5 years after serving in a Trump admin!

The transition team said this will ban people from using govt service to enrich themselves.

Is this talking the talk & walking the walk for Trump?

This is great news and will help drain the swamp.





Appointees to President-elect Donald Trump's administration will be asked to sign a form barring them from being a registered lobbyist for five years after they leave government service, officials announced Wednesday -- following up on the D.C. outsider's pledge to "drain the swamp."

Republican National Committee chief strategist Sean Spicer said on a conference call with reporters that the prohibition would help to ensure people won't be able to use government service "to enrich themselves."

In addition, Spicer announced that Trump transition team members would be barred from lobbying about the issues they had worked on for six months after their departure. He did not immediately explain how either ban would be enforced.

The new Trump transition policy is one of several aimed at curbing the influence of lobbyists. During the presidential campaign, Trump vowed to institute a five-year lobbying ban for all departing members of Congress and their staff, in addition to executive branch officials.

His original transition team, assembled under New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, was packed with lobbyists and interest advocates. In recent days, Trump put Vice President-elect Mike Pence in charge of transition, and he is changing some of the people who are involved.

Pence is "making good on President-elect Trump's promise that we're not going to have any lobbyists involved with the transition efforts," Trump spokesman Jason Miller said Wednesday. "And this is, when we talk about draining the swamp, this is one of the first steps. And so, the bottom line is, we're going to get the transition team where we need it to be."

In a "60 Minutes" interview that aired Sunday, Trump said he'd had no choice but to initially rely on lobbyists in Washington because "the whole place is one big lobbyist." He vowed to "phase that out."

His White House predecessors have made similar promises.

On the campaign trail in 2007, Barack Obama frequently condemned the "revolving door" of Washington in terms strikingly similar to Trump.

When Obama won the presidency the following year, he banned practicing lobbyists from participating in transition activities and banned those who had been a lobbyist in the previous year from joining the administration to work on issues they handled as lobbyists. Obama's transition team participants were also barred from lobbying the White House for a year after their departures.

With government influencers still firmly entrenched, Obama won re-election in 2012 after a second campaign that included almost no talk about the revolving door.


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posted on Nov, 17 2016 @ 09:44 AM
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Lobbiests have become a festering cancer of Washington DC no doubt, and mega props to Trump for doing something about it.
I only am concerned that it might be a bit too far. lots of lobbys are actually good. it gives collective voices to bring attention to issues otherwise not seen.

Problem of course is what group petitionings intent has turned into a fast track of corruption for congress, so a good purge needs to take place, and the 5 year plan is good, but a congressman will still be bought by lobbyists regardless.

screwed up situation we evolved into, but at least he is trying to do something about it. lets see how it plays out.



posted on Nov, 17 2016 @ 09:50 AM
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a reply to: SaturnFX

Don't forget about appointment to a nice job sitting on a board for big $. If this isn't covered by the lobbying, then the board job's pay just went up substantially.


e 5 year plan is good, but a congressman will still be bought by lobbyists regardless.



posted on Nov, 17 2016 @ 10:08 AM
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originally posted by: SaturnFX
I only am concerned that it might be a bit too far. lots of lobbys are actually good. it gives collective voices to bring attention to issues otherwise not seen.


Not to mention the bargaining money they tend to bring along for the ride, which is out of the reach of the average American Citizens vocal range.




Problem of course is what group petitionings intent has turned into a fast track of corruption for congress, so a good purge needs to take place, and the 5 year plan is good, but a congressman will still be bought by lobbyists regardless.

screwed up situation we evolved into, but at least he is trying to do something about it. lets see how it plays out.


Yea. absolutely true, like other well-intentioned initiatives, Democracy, Communism, Marxism, the human condition has corrupted purist concepts.



posted on Nov, 17 2016 @ 10:12 AM
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Exactly what a good CEO does when they take the position. Call everyone in on the carpet, and TERMINATE the undesirables . Then make everyone left sign a non-competition statement . 5 years ? Corporations at most have 3 years.
Good for Trump. Good opening move and he isnt even President yet.



posted on Nov, 17 2016 @ 10:20 AM
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a reply to: seasonal

Looks like a step in the right direction to me.



posted on Nov, 17 2016 @ 10:50 AM
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a reply to: iTruthSeeker

Here's to hoping that he does what he said he would...



posted on Nov, 17 2016 @ 11:46 AM
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a reply to: alphabetaone

I see what your saying, and I hope this doesn't swing the pendulum back too far the other way. But I m willing to take my chances.



originally posted by: SaturnFX
I only am concerned that it might be a bit too far. lots of lobbys are actually good. it gives collective voices to bring attention to issues otherwise not seen.



Not to mention the bargaining money they tend to bring along for the ride, which is out of the reach of the average American Citizens vocal range.




Problem of course is what group petitionings intent has turned into a fast track of corruption for congress, so a good purge needs to take place, and the 5 year plan is good, but a congressman will still be bought by lobbyists regardless.

screwed up situation we evolved into, but at least he is trying to do something about it. lets see how it plays out.



Yea. absolutely true, like other well-intentioned initiatives, Democracy, Communism, Marxism, the human condition has corrupted purist concepts.



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