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Monday, July 1, 2019

SWAMP ALERT - Congress Wallows in 'Bribe' Money

Corruptus in Extremis
The Swamp Uses Retroactive Bribery

  • While in Congress if you lick the boots of your multi-national corporate Masters a high paying job will be waiting for you when you leave office.

Former politicians regularly monetize their experience and contacts by becoming lobbyists, consultants, and joining other endeavors to influence government activities.

Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute and senior contributor at Breitbart News, explained the ubiquity of this phenomenon in episode three of his eponymous investigative video series.

In the latest edition of The Drill Down With Peter Schweizerpublished at RealClearInvestigations on Wednesday, Schweizer highlights the following figures:
  • 430 former politicians — both congressmen and senators — are now being paid to help shape government policies as lobbyists, consultants, and in other capacities.
  • 60 percent — nearly two-thirds — of the 44 members who took new jobs after leaving Congress in 2019 now work in lobbying, consulting, or otherwise influencing government activities.
“Who says bipartisanship is dead in Washington?” jokingly asked Schweizer while highlighting former politicians of both parties who now “work to help special interests navigate the corridors of power in Washington.”
Featured examples of the “revolving door” phenomenon used by Schweizer to illustrate his thesis include former Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) and Reps. Joe Crowley (D-NY), Lynn Jenkins (R-KS), Billy Tauzin (R-LA), and Anthony Weiner (D-NY).

The Swamp is Fighting Back
and it is Winning

Former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle (D-SD) and Trent Lott (R-MS) are also highlighted in Schweizer’s video report, including former Sen. John Breaux (D-LA).
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) have expressed interest in working together on legislation to prohibit former members of Congress from becoming lobbyists.


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