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“Eduring power of being a well-placed friend” in Washington D.C.

“Eduring power of being a well-placed friend” in Washington D.C.

Further confirmation in the New York Times that our elected officials are too often uncomfortably cozy with special interest groups that are not necessarily motivated by the “greater public good.”  This phenomenon crosses geographic and party lines.  Congressman Pomeroy (until January, 2011) from North Dakota is a democrat who received campaign contributions to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars from doctors, hospitals and similar industry officials.  He now has a private sector job: working for the same special interests as a lobbyist. 

 http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/06/us/politics/06pomeroy.html?_r=1&hp

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