Everyone has always heard that the real power in Washington comes from the lobbyists.  Now we finally have some concrete proof!  It seems that there was a State Department employee named Allen Stayman, whose job it was to negotiate agreements with tiny Pacific nations.  Who else has interests in tiny Pacific nations you ask?  Why, it’s none other than disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Well after Stayman pissed off Abramoff after Stayman tried to fix the problem of child labor, child exploitation, and sweatshops in the Mariana islands.  So much so that Abramoff told Ken Melhman (now head of the GOP, then was a political director in the Bush White House) to get rid of him; and that’s exactly what Melhman did!

That’s not the worst of it.  In an interview, Mehlman said:

“I was a gateway,” Mehlman said in an interview. “It was my job to talk to political supporters, to hear their requests, and hand them on to policymakers.”

I’m sorry.  I thought this government was of the people, by the people, for the people.  What Mehlman said, and what we have known all along, is that the only people in charge of the policy in the United States are the lobbyists.  Whatever they want is what law gets made.  War profiteering and no-bid contracts?  Sure.  Medicare prescription drugs at higher than cost prices with no chance to bargain for lower costs?  Sure.  Clearcutting of our forests and polluting our air?  Why not.  That’s what the lobbyists want.

If you want to take the government back and have Democrats take control, putting this nation back on track, then VOTE DEMOCRAT ON NOVEMBER 7th!

By walterh

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