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Drain the Swamp? Another Trump Lie

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  • Drain the Swamp? Another Trump Lie

    At the halfway mark of President Donald Trump’s first term, his administration has hired a lobbyist for every 14 political appointments made, welcoming a total of 281 lobbyists on board, a ProPublica and Columbia Journalism Investigations analysis shows.

    With a combination of weakened rules and loose enforcement easing the transition to government and back to K Street, Trump’s swamp is anything but drained. The number of lobbyists who have served in government jobs is four times more than the Obama administration had six years into office. And former lobbyists serving Trump are often involved in regulating the industries they worked for.

    Even government watchdogs who’ve long monitored the revolving door say that its current scale is a major shift from previous administrations. It’s a “staggering figure,” according to Virginia Canter, ethics chief counsel for the D.C.-based legal nonprofit Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. “It suggests that lobbyists see themselves as more effective in furthering their clients’ special interests from inside the government rather than from outside.”

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      And how many Goldman Sachs castoffs has he appointed?

      That why you have to chuckle at the MAGAts who still believe tRump is some sort of anti-establishment, populist hero.


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        The swamp is in full flood. We're drowning in corruption.

        Lobbyists in (and out of) the Trump Administration


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          He only hires the best.....


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            Originally posted by B-Large View Post
            He only hires the best.....
            But he's "taking down the establishment."

            How do I know?

            Because he says so. ;-)