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#1 Zod

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 03:03 PM

I guess it was not just campaign rhetoric, huh?

#2 catfang

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 03:05 PM

they'll wear 'em down just like they always do.

#3 Matt Foley

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 03:07 PM

Unfortunately, in his zeal he has also outlawed hobbyists. I tried to buy model airplane glue today and the store was yellow taped.

#4 JakeFlake

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 03:08 PM

He also froze the pay of everyone on his staff that makes over 100 grand. I like it.

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 03:12 PM

I hope he can enforce his rules somehow.

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 03:21 PM

Unfortunately, in his zeal he has also outlawed hobbyists. I tried to buy model airplane glue today and the store was yellow taped.


SON of A...

#7 Kurb

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 03:25 PM

What did he do ?

#8 JakeFlake

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 03:28 PM

What did he do ?


The rules also ban lobbyists from giving gifts of any size to any member of his administration. It wasn't immediately clear whether the ban would include the traditional "previous relationships" clause, allowing gifts from friends or associates with which an employee comes in with strong ties.

The new rules also require that anyone who leaves his administration is not allowed to try to influence former friends and colleagues for at least two years. Obama is requiring all staff to attend to an ethics briefing like one he said he attended last week.


"For a long time now, there's been too much secrecy in this city," Obama said.


http://news.yahoo.co...a_executive_pay

among other things.

#9 Matt Foley

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 03:30 PM

Hillary just dropped out

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 03:33 PM

^ :lol:

Nice move.
Hope it sticks.