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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-28-13 02:13 PM
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Was there ever any doubt?

ObamaCare's architects reap windfall as Washington lobbyists
By Megan R. Wilson - 08/25/13 12:06 PM E

ObamaCare has become big business for an elite network of Washington lobbyists and consultants who helped shape the law from the inside.

More than 30 former administration officials, lawmakers and congressional staffers who worked on the healthcare law have set up shop on K Street since 2010.

Major lobbying firms such as Fierce, Isakowitz & Blalock, The Glover Park Group, Alston & Bird, BGR Group and Akin Gump can all boast an Affordable Care Act insider on their lobbying roster putting them in a prime position to land coveted clients.

When Biden leaned over and said to Obama, This is a big f'n deal, said Ivan Adler, a headhunter at the McCormick Group, he was right.

Veterans of the healthcare push are now lobbying for corporate giants such as Delta Air Lines, UPS, BP America and Coca-Cola, and for healthcare companies including GlaxoSmithKline, UnitedHealth Group and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.

Read more: http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/318577-architect...



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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-29-13 03:10 AM
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1. Geeze.
I don't give The Hill much credence even when they happen to rarely be right about something. Seems to me much of the time their only objective is to bash the President and Democrats.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-29-13 09:32 AM
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2. The Hill strikes me as right wing-ish (meaning not as blatant as World Nut Daily or Fox), but
Edited on Thu Aug-29-13 10:22 AM by No Elephants
I don't think the part of this story that I quoted is a lie.

Also, I think New Democrats could use bashing.

After all, they swallowed my Party.

Years of fighting Republicans, then, poof, two Republican Parties.

They can kiss my damned grits, they can.
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