Missouri Bill Would Consider Sex Between Lobbyists and Lawmakers a “Gift”

Since it would be defined as a gift, the sex would have to be disclosed in monthly reports filed by lobbyists. CNBC reported: Lobbyists in Missouri who have sex with state lawmakers or their aides would have to disclose that activity to the state ethics commission, under a bill introduced this week by a Republican state representative. The measure, pushed by Rep. Bart Korman, defines sexual relations between lawmakers and lobbyists as a “gift” to be reported on the disclosure forms that lobbyists Read more […]

New York Times Admits Bank Lobbyists Write Laws For Banks

We all knew this was going on, I hope, but it is nice to see a story in the New York Times actually admit to it: “Bank lobbyists are not leaving it to lawmakers to draft legislation that softens financial regulations. Instead, the lobbyists are helping to write it themselves. One bill that sailed through the House Financial Services Committee this month — over the objections of the Treasury Department — was essentially Citigroup’s, according to e-mails reviewed by The New York Times. The Read more […]

What do we do? We lied too!

I don’t know about the rest of America, but I have often wondered why Conservatives are so nice to Liberals when they go on the attack. Are the threats of exposure for decades of bad deals and politically expedient compromise worth protecting when America is failing? After all, wealthy politicians (Democrat or Republican) care little for the average American future. When will our so-called honorable and patriotic representatives begin the trench warfare battle we need to bring this thing back? Why Read more […]