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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:59 PM

Congress to meet in ExxonMobil-Citibank U.S. Capitol building

rueters.com2/4/13

Taking a page from the lucrative 'naming rights' sold to corporations for various sports arenas (Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans is one example), the House of Representatives voted today to sell the naming rights of the U.S. capitol building to ExxonMobil and Citibank corporations.
The senate is expected to overwhelmingly approve the house bill on Tuesday.

The deal will bring in approximately 380 million dollars a year into the congressional budget.
The monies will be divided proportionately among members of congress, depending on years of service.

In a press conference, House Majority Leader John Boehner said "It's time for congress to come clean and spread the wealth. I think it has been very unfair for individual members to make private deals with various lobbying groups. This bill will benefit all of our members."

As word of this has spread on capitol hill, other government agencies are considering similar moves.

The Department of Transportation is reportedly in 'naming' negotiations with Boeing and Airbus.
It's expected that this will be subject to a completive bid.

The FBI is said to be talking to arms manufacturers Glock, Bushmaster, Remington, and Smith & Wesson to rename the J. Edgar Hoover office building.

The Social Security Administration is rumored to be in "unofficial talks" with Charles Schwab, Merrill-Lynch, Ameritrade, and Fidelity Investments.

Large coal and oil corporations have also approached the Environmental Protection Agency.
When we questioned the EPA, they had "No comment".


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Reply Congress to meet in ExxonMobil-Citibank U.S. Capitol building (Original post)
trof Feb 2013 OP
FirstLight Feb 2013 #1
trof Feb 2013 #2
Initech Feb 2013 #6
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #3
trof Feb 2013 #4
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #5
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2013 #7
trof Feb 2013 #8

Response to trof (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:05 PM

1. you have gotta be kidding...

though it 'could' be true...we are one step closer to Idiocracy every day...
"brought to you by taco bell"

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Response to FirstLight (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:07 PM

2. Yes they should.

It should be mandatory that they wear the corporate logos of donors.

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Response to FirstLight (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:21 PM

6. House of Representin'..

Yo South Carolina whasssssup??????

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Response to trof (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:10 PM

3. Don't forget the Pentagon

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:13 PM

4. The Lockheed-Martin Raytheon Pentagon?

That one?

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Response to trof (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:21 PM

5. Your post gave me a thought

we could make more money if each side was named or each one of the rings ...... just a thought

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Response to trof (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:25 PM

7. Too close to the truth...

Wonder when kids will be named after corporate products...
all that free advertising every time they are spoken to..
" Pepsi! Gator-Ade!..time to come in and eat dinner!"
Maybe with mandatory tattoos.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 07:12 PM

8. Ain't it?

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