The Revolving Door Drags Us Along, and We all Go Round And Round Together

“Nearly 5,400 former congressional staffers have left Capitol Hill to become federal lobbyists in the past 10 years, according to a new study that documents the extent of the revolving door between Congress and K Street….close to 400 former U.S. lawmakers also have made the jump to lobbying.”


We seem trapped, don’t we? We seem helpless to end this corruption. Everyone knows perfectly well that lobbyists and campaign contributions (one often the entre to the other) are destroying American democracy. But the people who’d have to make the rules and laws to end most lobbying access and make campaign contributions publicly financed are the ones who benefit from the status quo.

How do we get out of this trap? How do we get out of this revolving door? Every time we try to get out, someone behind us pushes it into another spin ’round…

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