Saturday, July 20, 2013

Revolving Door

Although the influence powerhouses that line Washington's K Street are just a few miles from the U.S. Capitol building, the most direct path between the two doesn't necessarily involve public transportation. Instead, it's through a door—a revolving door that shuffles former federal employees into jobs as lobbyists, consultants and strategists just as the door pulls former hired guns into government careers. While officials in the executive branch, Congress and senior congressional staffers spin in and out of the private and public sectors, so too does privilege, power, access and, of course, money...

Food for thought:  Senior military officials are also engaging in illegal revolving door practices.  After their retirement, they are rehired by DoD contractors as high priced consultant advisors.  Wow, talk about double dipping.  Greed at its best!

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