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JL
- 673 days ago - upworthy.com
Remember Jack Abramoff? He's the former lobbyist who was sentenced to six years in prison following a corruption scandal in 2006.Since his release, however, he's been working to redeem himself as an outspoken advocate against the influence of money in po



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JL A. (272)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 7:54 pm

A Former Lobbyist Talks About What He Used To Do For A Living. And It's Horrifying.

Remember Jack Abramoff? He's the former lobbyist who was sentenced to six years in prison following a corruption scandal in 2006. Since his release, however, he's been working to redeem himself as an outspoken advocate against the influence of money in politics and has become a prominent figure in the burgeoning anticorruption movement. Seeing as how he used to corrupt government for a living, I'd say he probably knows what he's talking about.
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Kit B. (276)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 8:50 pm

Sure wish he was wrong, but we all know it is true. Thanks to the Supreme 5, it's now easier than ever. More "revolving doors" in DC than all of the cities in the world. Not re-elected - no problem there's a lobby for that.

Thanks J L, As much as we may not want to see it and hear it - we must.
 

JL A. (272)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 8:59 pm
Me, too, Kit. You're right as usual (and you are welcome). You cannot currently send a star to Kit because you have done so within the last week.
 

Jim Phillips (3203)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 9:00 pm
Aaron Swartz was facing up to 50 years in prison and a million dollar fine in his efforts to help people.

Here we have Jack Abramoff. He's the former lobbyist who was sentenced to six years in prison following a corruption scandal in 2006. What he was fined for is unknown to me.

Something is very wrong wit this picture.

Jack Abramoff is attempting to "redeem" himself... "as an outspoken advocate against the influence of money in politics and has become a prominent figure in the burgeoning anticorruption movement."

Why do I get the feeling that he cannot be trusted...

Ty, JL.
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JL A. (272)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 9:11 pm
My former Rep. John Doolittle (R) was investigated in connection with Abramoff among the many others where evidence was deemed insufficient...and I keep thinking of some of the Watergate group convicted and their rehabilitation claims so I can understand your doubts Jim. You cannot currently send a star to Jim because you have done so within the last week.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 9:19 pm
I would not trust him
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (279)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 9:27 pm
A Bit like asking Lance Armstrong did you take any drugs

I agree With David, Thanks JLA
 

JL A. (272)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 9:28 pm
You're welcome Rose. You cannot currently send a star to Rose because you have done so within the last week.
 

Barbara K. (78)
Friday January 18, 2013, 4:58 am
I wish they would stop these bribes and prosecute the crooks involved along with the crooked congressmen. We are on the way to being the most corrupt government in the world, and that is a sad state of affairs. Kick these bribers aka lobbyists out of Washington altogether and get some integrity back into our government. Maybe that would also break up the gridlock from the ones who won't pass anything that will help us.
 

Gloria picchetti (299)
Friday January 18, 2013, 7:55 am
I wonder what the Founding Fathers think about the lobby policies?
 

Tim C. (2021)
Friday January 18, 2013, 9:12 am
thanks
 

Michael Kirkby (86)
Friday January 18, 2013, 9:27 am
It's been the same old GOP & Demcorat politicians with their snouts in the trough. Boxner, Reid are no different from Bush and the rest. Sad. It was shortly after the American Revolution was over Gloria that Central Banking raised its ugly head. It was spearheaded by Alexander Hamilton and friends and it persisted in its graft and corruption until 1834 when Ole Hickory Jackson closed it down. Of course he was subsequently almost successfully impeached the following year. I've long suspected that the Revolution may have been fought for several reasons; one being that it was a major disagreement by two of the Banking Houses. After all, it was the Virginia Trading Co. of England that financed the colonial settlements in the 17th century. These would be the same Banking Houses that put William of Orange on the English throne. Of course he indentured and mortgaged England and its resources in payment which England will never pay off even today. JFK tried to rectify it and look where it got him. More food for thought.
 

JL A. (272)
Friday January 18, 2013, 2:28 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Barbara because you have done so within the last week.
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You're welcome Tim.
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Terry V. (30)
Friday January 18, 2013, 5:53 pm
Lobbyist=legal bribes
 

JL A. (272)
Friday January 18, 2013, 5:58 pm
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John B. (158)
Friday January 18, 2013, 7:04 pm
Thanks J.L. for the post. I'm like Jim P., and don't trust the guy, but what he has to say makes me rather angry all the same. Read and noted
 

JL A. (272)
Friday January 18, 2013, 7:17 pm
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rene davis (74)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 6:03 pm
Noted, thanks
 

JL A. (272)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 6:03 pm
You're welcome Rene
 
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