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Biden transition team has hired at least 40 lobbyists, report says

Biden transition team has hired at least 40 lobbyists, report says

A Wall Street Journal report has revealed that there are at least 40 people in President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team who are or were registered lobbyists. According to an Axios report, while the transition ethics rules were being formed, Biden’s camp was divided on the issue of lobbyists joining the team. Biden then opted for the middle path by choosing not to ban lobbyists completely.

KCooper
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Jim
Jim 1 months

Hope you get exactly who you voted for libs, you progressives are gonna be in for a shock, remember that you are the ones that did this to yourselves.

Rocky
Rocky 1 months

Lucky for Americans, his administration, while likely the most corrupt in history, will be a do nothing administration with zero cooperation from Congress. We just have to endure his incoherent blabbering for a few years and get a real president in office. He is a stain on America for sure, but a temporary and ineffective one.

Ignatius J. Reilly
Ignatius J. Reilly 1 months

Biden isn't the "President Elect", regardless of what phony office his PR team constructed for him. This app is a joke, now. Every time I come back it's more and more biased to the left.

Robert_Clearwater
Robert_Clearwater 1 months

Wow Biden is so progressive. He's going to ban fracking and make transgenders and illegals super sayan citizens.

Max Bants
Max Bants 1 months

You get what you vote for. The cronies are back in power, feasting on the ill body if the American public. Perhaps Trump was just one last gasp of air before it succumbs to corporate crony death.

Bennington
Bennington 1 months

Oh wow, so after 47 years of being a dirty corporate democrat Biden is still a dirty corporate democrat? Who could have guessed?

Darth Vader
Darth Vader 1 months

You mean to tell me Biden is appointing lobbyists into in cabinet, who could have seen this coming

eddy yetty
eddy yetty 1 months

Can't wait till he starts free trade and drone striking civilians and "fighting age American journalists" (yes, he was only VP when this happened, the same interests will continue now that the Dems have the keys to the castle back)

michael
michael 1 months

Lol, there is no middle between banning and not banning. This is the whole reason why Bernie would have been better.

Quix Nix
Quix Nix 1 months

Let's pay the people that screw us over

Patrick Claflin
Patrick Claflin 1 months

Again no surprise. Biden is notorious for his close relationship with lobbyists. Lets see the lobbyists write our legislation, party with gov't officials, and eventually become gov't officials. What the hell? I thought the 'Deep State' was made up of Wall St., Silicon Valley, and military industrial complex. I was wrong. The K Street money grabbing Lobbyists are our gov't in waiting. It's all about money and power baby!

Frederic Lück
Frederic Lück 1 months

You wanted your status quo back progressives. You got what you asked for

Doug
Doug 1 months

Lobbyists, neoliberals, neoliberal lobbyist swamp. (:-(

Dave
Dave 1 months

Establishment politician is going to line the pockets of the rich. Back to normal guys.

Matt
Matt 1 months

I know a lobbyist for the Koch brothers. He's constantly running interference for the company in general, but the Koch Refinery in Rosemount, MN is a big item for him. I know a lawyer. He was my mom's employer for several years, and in my young adult years, I did his tech support. I respect both of them as people. At the same time, their professions include being snakes to try to win. Their jobs -depend- on winning. Our new President wants that. Win, truth notwithstanding. A great leader doesn't need that.

FactCheckerNeil
FactCheckerNeil 1 months

A shame but I suppose partly banning them still an improvement on previous administrations... https://thehill.com/regulation/lobbying/461860-trump-has-named-more-ex-lobbyists-to-cabinet-in-3-years-than-obama-bush 40 is a pretty big reduction... https://www.propublica.org/article/we-found-a-staggering-281-lobbyists-whove-worked-in-the-trump-administration

Aaron
Aaron 1 months

We'll at least I got a little freedom in my lifetime.

Jerry
Jerry 1 months

Would anyone with a still functioning brain expect anything else?

Francisco d'Anconia
Francisco d'Anconia 1 months

"And there goes the neighborhood..."

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