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Tag Archives: Obama

The Wolf of K Street: Lots of Obama buddies lobbying to keep crony Ex-Im Bank alive

Corporate America is doing a full press in DC right now, even during the lazy days of the Congressional summer recess. The big boys don’t want the Export-Import Bank, the taxpayer backed corporate slush fund, to go away. Congress may stop funding it in September. If Congress does stop funding Ex-Im it will be a major win for everyday Americans and it will be a real loss for the crony capitalists.

Though the President called the Export-Import Bank of the United States “corporate welfare” when he ran for president, his message has changed. Many of his former staffers are pro-Ex-Im too as the attached report outlines. Who followed whom is unclear.

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Former Bush Attorney General Alberto Gonzales: Obama can act like a king on immigration, Use “executive action”

Below is the secondary title of former Bush Attorney General Gonzales’ op-ed in the USA Today -

We are a nation of laws, but also of immigrants. In border crisis, Obama must balance both.

“But also of immigrants” ? So because we are a “nation of immigrants” we must abandon the rule of law because it is in the eyes of Gonzales prudent? How does one “balance” the LAW and something else? Why is immigration not conducive to the rule of law?

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Study: Everyday citizens have near zero impact on national policy

Policymakers don’t really care what you think. Laws don’t just well up from the general population like we were told in school. No, laws come from the connected and powerful. The cronies run the show, and have long run the show. Occasionally your interests and those of “the powers that be” might dovetail, but this is very rare. For the most part there are the things you and your neighbors care about and then there are the things the plutocrats care about. Guess which agenda in pursued?

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Obama: Change Will Come If Corporate Lobbyists Work Harder To Pass My Agenda

(From The Daily Caller)

“Well, I think — here’s what’s interesting. There’s a huge gap between the professed values and visions of corporate CEOs and how their lobbyists operate in Washington,” Obama said. “And I’ve said this to various CEOs. When they come and they have lunch with me — which they do more often than they probably care to admit (laughter) — and they’ll say, you know what, we really care about the environment, and we really care about education, and we really care about getting immigration reform done — then my challenge to them consistently is, is your lobbyist working as hard on those issues as he or she is on preserving that tax break that you’ve got? And if the answer is no, then you don’t care about it as much as you say.” -Barrack Obama

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