Fight big government by stopping the revolving door

Washington has a lot of jargon. The title “flack” means “spokesman.” “The CR” is shorthand for a spending bill that keeps the government funded at current levels. And the phrase “former congressman” really means “lobbyist.”

The revolving door, through which lawmakers monetize their public service by putting it to work for special interests is the single most corrupt thing about Washington. It corrupts our government and corrupts our businesses. That’s why we applaud the freshmen Republican senators who have joined a heretofore mostly Democratic effort to stop this revolving door.

Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., and Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., have introduced a bill to impose a lifetime ban on lobbying by former House members and senators. Second-term Republican Rep. Trey Hollingsworth of Indiana introduced the same measure in the House a few weeks ago

Source: Washington Examiner

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