Monday, July 31, 2006

Another tale of lobbying corruption

One of the worst-kept secrets in both Washington and Jefferson City is that many public servants, both of the elected variety and those who sign on to work for them, eventually cash in on the connections they have made by entering the lucrative field of lobbying.
The uproar over lobbying corruption and excesses that began with the Jack Abramoff situation appears to have died down and Congress doesn't seem anxious to do anything other than make a few cosmetic changes to the current system.
That system has produced many an example of legalized corruption, including one included in an article in this morning's Washington Post. A former staffer for Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Calif., is cashing in to the tune of $670,000.

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