Saturday, May 12, 2007

Promise to clean up then block it

Democrats promised to clean up their close relationship with lobbyists. They ran for office and got elected. But now that they have control they seem to have forgotten about fulfilling their promises. It appear that their greed exceeds commitment to keep their word. Surprised? They promised to - via Associated Press:
Require lobbyists to disclose details about large donations they arrange for politicians. Make former lawmakers wait two years, instead of one, before lobbying Congress. Bar lobbyists from throwing large parties for lawmakers at national political conventions.
The issues are in danger of being dropped from the House version, a Democratic member close to the negotiations said Thursday, speaking on condition of anonymity because sensitive discussions were continuing.

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