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Obama lays down the law on lobbyists

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I guess it was not just campaign rhetoric, huh?

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

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

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

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I hope he can enforce his rules somehow.

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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...

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What did he do ?

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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.com/s/ap/20090121/ap_on_go_pr_wh/obama_executive_pay

among other things.

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^ :lol:

Nice move.

Hope it sticks.

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

Why not cut them all back to $100000. That's enough for anyone! He could put a little sign on his desk, the redistribution starts here.

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Ever live anywhere near Washington DC?

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