Lobbying reform ‘loses steam’ in the House

The gettin’s gettin’ too good to get rid of. Via AP:

House Democrats are suddenly balking at the tough lobbying reforms they touted to voters last fall as a reason for putting them in charge of Congress.

Now that they are running things, many Democrats want to keep the big campaign donations and lavish parties that lobbyists put together for them. They’re also having second thoughts about having to wait an extra year before they can become high-paid lobbyists themselves should they retire or be defeated at the polls.

The growing resistance to several proposed reforms now threatens passage of a bill that once seemed on track to fulfill Democrats’ campaign promise of cleaner fundraising and lobbying practices.

So much for that promised “change”, eh, Speaker Pelosi?

And on the Senate side, Senator Messi, er, Barack Obama is making stuff up – again.

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Move along. Nothing to see.

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