Friday, October 30, 2009

Out of Office Politicians don't fade away... they become lobbyists

Often times our elected idiots on the Hill talk about about how bad lobbyists are, how they are the problem in D.C.

Well it seems as if D.C. is the Farm Team for lobbying firms...

From Open Secrets --
The physical distance between Capitol Hill and K Street is only about a mile. But armed with the knowledge that walking that path can be lucrative, many lawmakers decide to make the trek -- and stay put. Some even do so regardless of whether their congressional terms are over.

Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Fla.) is the most recent example. Within two weeks of announcing his early resignation from Congress last month, Martinez had landed a job at lobbying firm DLA Piper. Under federal law, Martinez will have to wait two years before he can lobby his former colleagues, but in the meantime, he'll be advising the firm's clients based on the inside knowledge he gained after five years on the job. More...

So as we see, out of office or old politcians don't fade away.... they just dig deeper into our pockets!

Click here to see all the politicians you thought were done destroying our country.

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