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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 10:32 AM

Former Senator Bob Bennett Says It’s His ‘Constitutional Right’ To Lobby Whenever He Wants

Think he's entitled much?

There is currently a law that bars departing Senators from becoming registered lobbyists for two years. In an interview released today, former Utah Republican Senator Bob Bennett complained about this “cooling off” period and said it’s a “really bad idea” designed to suppress his “constitutional rights”:

Read more: http://boldprogressives.org/former-senator-bob-bennett-says-its-his-constitutional-right-to-be-a-lobbyist-whenever-he-wants/

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Report1212 Dec 2012 OP
southernyankeebelle Dec 2012 #1
Angry Dragon Dec 2012 #2
southernyankeebelle Dec 2012 #4
merrily Dec 2012 #3

Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:00 AM

1. I think it's a great idea. In fact it should be a 5 yr cooling period and not 2.

 

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:38 AM

2. I think it should be based on the years they were in office

For every year they served they should not be able to lobby
example: serve 12 years, you can not lobby for 12 years

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:03 PM

4. That's not a bad idea either. I bet that is one way of getting them out of congress faster.

 

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:39 AM

3. Daschle sure got around that law. Why can't Bennett?

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