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    I'm guessing he got the job because of his former job in Congress.

    This is why we need term limits and a Congressional version of a non-compete clause...you don't get a job on the outside because of who (lobbyists) you knew on the inside for FIVE years after you leave you elected position.
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    That may or may not have happen, why not wait and see? He might of had something in his former experience they thought might help them, but then it might have been as you thought. We really don’t know do we. We only guess. I think your 5 year wait might be too long, after all he might have bills like we do to pay. Could you wait 5 years to ask someone you knew? We do need term limits and I think lobbing should be illegal, only the voters in his district should be allowed to influence him. I also think there is no reason for them to go to Washington. Stay at home, listen to the voters, then vote using the Phone or computers, and they can also conference on the computers too.
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    @dances-weebles Never becomes a problem with people's rights. I was annoyed when the state hospital tried a rule that employees could never have contact with a patient after they were discharged. That seem extreme particularly if there was a previous relationship before they became patients. I asked the Union Lawyer if that was in violation of any law. She told me it violated the 1st Amendment of the Constitution and I should remind them of that. They needed to place a reasonable time limit like a few years at most.

    I think that limit should apply to any Government official that had regulated or was involved in contracts including but not limited Defense, any agency regulating finance or part of an agency giving Government contracts.
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    He has to wait 365 days before he can accept any private salary after working in Congress....that's why he quit Congress early. As he was the only non-WASP in the entire Republican 270-odd member Congress, no one on the Right was sad to see him go.
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    @Unfit2serve The GOPTP loves Israel, (for some reason, the Holy Land must be held by the Jews so Jesus has a safe place to land) but really doesn't like Jews.
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    If they could get away with it they'd be stoning and beheading people too. So I'm going to go partake of the weed that God gave us and go stone myself. Not exactly what the fundys had in mind, eh?
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    Actually the two biggest people that should come to mind are:

    Dick Cheney who (as SoD) convinced the military to contract a lot of their work to 3rd party KBR, then resigned and took over as CEO of KBR's Halliburton.

    Billy Tauzin who led the movement to not allow the government to negotiate for drug prices with Medicare part D and then became the head of the pharmaceutical lobby group.

    If you really want to be pissed, go read how 25 of those who voted for Medicare part d joined the Pharm lobby and are now trying to keep any the non-negotiation deal in place, and is costing us about $100 million per year.

    http://www.propublica.org/article/medicare-dr...
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    @Yank I actually put the wrong amount, the projected cost of the non-negotiation and inability to list formulaic (generics) is estimated to cost US tax payers $50 billion per year.
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    "It will use Cantor, 51, to help it compete for business..."

    Which means that Cantor will Moelis and Co.'s CRONY.

    Crony Capitalism is not free market economics.
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    Free markets have had little to do with the US Economy. Some small businesses like coffee drive in are. Most big businesses have as a goal eliminating competition. I enjoy a good laugh when some expects me to believe that anyone can start a business & compete if prices are too high. Like someone is going out and starting an Oil business and compete with EXXON, SHELL, BP, & Chevron.
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    Without Government the odds are good We'd have 1 or 2 oil companies and possibly 3 or 4 banks. and a couple of big chains in most businesses as well as 2 TV Networks.
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    @Frosty45 Last I checked... Chevron was the ONLY oil company in Venezuela. Last I checked... PEMCO is the ONLY oil company in Mexico.

    And last I checked... Comcast is the ONLY cable company I have to choose from.

    But let's shrink it a little bit since you seem to think that free markets only work with in tiny little markets like coffee shops on the local level. Starbucks throws a wrench in your theory but that's beside the point.

    Have you been following the resistance that UBER has been running into?
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    I was referring to those little drive in stands that around my country are several in every town, My 7000 person town has 3. There was a cleaver guy who had his baristras wear Bikini's. Heard on the news yesterday that one in WA went one up and had his take of their Bikini's and made $1.5 million last year and the coffee pourers over $100,000. Starbucks even has competition in OR from another local outfit.
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    as I predicted the day he lost the primary, now is his chance to really cash in on his years in the Congress. the story says the boutique investment firm is soon going to be opening an office in Washington d.c (no kidding that's why they acquired Cantor) he'll be able to use all of his contacts to gain insider information for his new employers to make a killing....and that right there is the stench that rises from that city.
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    The revolving door is one of the most sickening, obviously interest-conflicted aspects of our political scene. So, of course, I don't like it.
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    A perfect example of why "x" amount of grifters want to serve as Congress critters: CONNECTIONS. You show potential future employers that you have what it takes to be pissy and controlling enough to join their firms.
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    The job is basically sales and marketing - there are always customers who are suckers for famous people. Cantor has a safe place to hang out until the next Senate race.
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    Might be more accurate to describe his new gig as 'mergers, acquisitions, risk, and TAX-INVERSIONS'. He's a good fit working for Burger King.
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    Far from an isolated event, but they don't even try a little bit to hide their corruption. And that is not a partisan comment. Both parties are neck deep in corporate bribes and favors.
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    I put up a similar post in which I said they are all rewarded for ignoring the wishes of the people and following orders from the global financial elite. It disappeared. That's becoming as common as jobs for hacks when they leave office.
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    I am reminded of the political cartoons of Thomas Nast. Until americans rise up and cast creatures like this into the inner rings of hell nothing will change.
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    Of course this is why Cantor quit early...so he could start the one year "clock" that he has to wait after serving in Congress before he can accept any private salary.
    He'll still be exactly wha the RNC wants him to be, a Conservative working to "reach out" to Jews.
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    What do I make of Cantor's move to the private sector? Who the fuck cares? He chose to join an investment bank and have a job. Whoop de doo!
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    You are right, but why use words like that, there are some young people and others who are offended by those type of words. You know what words.
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    I'm not sure I envy these low-lifes. Many years ago, when I was heavily active in counter-politics, feelers were sent out about my interest in a job in Washington. I could have been a fat cat bureaucrat with a sexcretary on each knee, but I told them I wasn't for sale. As a reward, I asked only that someone put a little wooden marker on my grave in the paupers' cemetery that says, "Here lies Rick. Owner of his soul."

    I'm a hopeful agnostic. I hope there is a just god presiding over the universe. It there is, these guys will get their just reward. Let me emphasize, however, that nobody will go to Hell for eternity for the evil they've done in our short time here.
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    @PhreedomPhan If nobody goes to hell then there is no just God. That's an interesting theory you have, the idea that some can what, repent when they get to hell? Everybody repents when they get to hell. I'm curious. Can they then do good works in hell to win their way out of it?
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    @Realthinker
    That would depend on how you define hell. We spend maybe 100 years here on earth. Any "god" who would sentence people to eternity in horrible torment for what they did in this short period would fit my definition of an evil, mean spirited devil and not a just god. Understand that I think that, under a just god, punishment and rewards would be commensurate with the pain and suffering we've caused other living things or the good we've done them.
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    @Realthinker
    Do you have any religious "training," or just religious indoctrination? Are you one of the Pharisaic "Christians" who believe Jesus is coming back to set up the World Kingdom sought by the Pharisees of yesterday and the Zionists of today?
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