February 17, 2012

Texas GOP U.S. Senate Candidate Calls for Tougher Lobbying Laws

Republic Report’s Zaid Jilani contributed reporting to this piece.

At the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), last week, Republic Report caught up with Glenn Addison, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate from Texas. We talked to him about the problem of the revolving door between Capitol Hill and lobby shops and how it impacts good policies and a free market. 

JILANI: Do you think that we need more laws saying that you can’t leave the government and work for a lobby shop?

ADDISON: I especially favor that for members of Congress…any kind of reform like that I believe is good.

JILANI: And what specific laws do you think we could pass that could stop that? Like maybe saying members of Congress are banned for a certain period of time or just banned for a lifetime.

ADDISON: I think banned for 10 years.

  • imallthumbs

    How about making it illegal for an ex-politician, government employee, etc. to collect their retirement funds and benefits if they engage in lobbying?

    • Anonymous

      These guys are already rich, they DO NOT CARE about their paltry benefits. You think Newt Gingrich would have cared about his tiny retirement benefits while he made $1.4 million at Fannie and Freddie?

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