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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 06:43 PM

Blanche Lincoln, Former Arkansas Senator, Hired By Walmart

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Former Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) has been hired by Walmart as an outside consultant, according to Politico Influence. The senator, who is billed as a "special policy advisor" with Alston & Bird, is now free to lobby the Senate, having left the upper chamber two years ago.
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Lincoln received some $96,600 from Walmart employees, their family members and the company's PAC during her political career, according to Influence Explorer. As a senator, she opposed the Employee Free Choice Act, which would have made it easier for workers to form unions; Walmart hired one of her former staffers to lobby against the bill.
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/20/blanche-lincoln-walmart_n_2726964.html

I thought she always worked for Walmart?

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Reply Blanche Lincoln, Former Arkansas Senator, Hired By Walmart (Original post)
Teamster Jeff Feb 2013 OP
Vinnie From Indy Feb 2013 #1
MADem Feb 2013 #2
Teamster Jeff Feb 2013 #5
MADem Feb 2013 #6
Teamster Jeff Feb 2013 #7
Sekhmets Daughter Feb 2013 #3
hay rick Feb 2013 #4
Omaha Steve Feb 2013 #8

Response to Teamster Jeff (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 06:57 PM

1. You see, it isn't corruption if you wait a few years to get paid!

This is the way it works in American politics.

Cheers!

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:04 PM

2. All politics is local.

If Walmart wasn't located in AR, she wouldn't have gotten a dime from the employees during her elected career, she would not have focused on their issues, and they wouldn't have hired her.

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Response to MADem (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:04 PM

5. Arkansas is the 3rd poorest state in the country

Blanche Lincoln never represented the "employees" of Walmart or any other working families in AR. She was a corporate shill for the Walton family.

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:38 PM

6. Someone voted for her. Like I said, all politics is local. nt

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Response to MADem (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:54 PM

7. Yes

In the end they chose a real republican over a fake democrat.

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:05 PM

3. Somewhere on the internt is an interactive map of WalMart's expansion....

Truly horrifying and it all began in li'l ole Arkansas.

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:35 PM

4. Democrats against EFCA...nt

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Response to hay rick (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 06:58 PM

8. Former Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) was against EFCA too


Had he decided to retire much sooner, we might have passed EFCA with him knowing he wasn't running again.

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