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Old 09-10-2017, 08:38 AM
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Default CEOs And Lobbyists Spend Millions To Get Access To Trump

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Trumpís constant golf outings arenít just a distraction from work, they are also a great way for people with business before the government to get access to the President. According to a new report, CEOs and lobbyists have spent millions of dollars (money that goes right back to Donald Trump) to become members of his golf resorts, where they lie in wait for the President to arrive so they can ďaccidentallyĒ get access to him.
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Why is that dangerous?

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Donald Trump may be known as a real estate mogul, but every year heís pulling in about $600 million from his golf resorts all around the world. 2015 and 2016, both years, he made about 600 million a piece from all of those golf resorts. Donald Trump obviously since becoming US president has spent one out of every three days at one of his own golf courses just trying to relax, and itís not just that the media noticed. Itís not just that the American public is getting annoyed with it, and itís not just that those golf trips have bankrupted the Secret Service.
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Other people in this country too were starting to pay attention, specifically corporate CEOs with business in front of the government and corporate lobbyists. They understood that if you want to get access to Donald Trump, why not just become a member of his golf clubs?

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...they know that that is the best place they can go if they want unfettered access to the president of the United States. This is all according to a brand new report from USA Today that went through and found 4,500 different people registered with these golf clubs, made contact with them to find out if they have business in front of the federal government, whether theyíre seeking government contracts or whatever, and a lot of them said yes.
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A lot of them actually happened to be defense contractors. One of them happens to be a lawyer whoís representing Saudi Arabia against an onslaught of terrorism-related lawsuits trying to protect that country and screw over Americans whoíve been the victims of terror or whose family members were the victims of terrorist attacks here in the United States.
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Itís true that in the past other people, other groups, other presidents have done this with politicians, but the fact that these people are already paying millions of dollars to become exclusive members to Donald Trumpís golf resorts and that money is going back into Donald Trumpís pocket..
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...Theyíve already given millions of dollars to be a part of this golf resort. Trump understands that. Itís essentially lobbying, you know, campaign donations going under the table, because youíre buying a seat at the table where you know Donald Trumpís going to come eat eventually.
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Thereís nothing technically illegal about it, but it is absolutely disgusting, especially coming from a president who promised us to drain the swamp. He didnít drain anything. All he did was spread the swamp out, because now weíve got swampy Mar-a-Lago, his swampy golf course in Virginia, and the swampy one up in New Jersey, so that swamp has extended beyond the White House, as Trump originally told us, and itís now coast to coast, because all you have to have are a few million dollars in your pocket and a little bit of time to kill, but if you play your cards right and pay attention to social media and where the presidentís going to be, you too could have complete access to the president of the United States, able to tell him anything you want to tell him, as long as youíve got the money to be a member of his very exclusive resorts.
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I miss the good old days when it only took hundreds of thousands of dollars to get access to a US president.
These days, my pitiful funds only buy me access to politicians in Botswana, Yemen and Guyana.
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Old 09-10-2017, 12:31 PM
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This is all according to a brand new report from USA Today that went through and found 4,500 different people registered with these golf clubs, made contact with them to find out if they have business in front of the federal government, whether they’re seeking government contracts or whatever, and a lot of them said yes.
This might be one of the most disgusting things a "news" outlet could do...

They actually used their resources to contact 4,500 people simply based on nothing more than the fact that they've registered with a golf club...I can imagine the thousands that are NOT "seeking government contracts or whatever" and were quite annoyed at USA Today for including them in a blind fishing expedition...

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Trump’s constant golf outings aren’t just a distraction from work, they are also a great way for people with business before the government to get access to the President.
And that wasn't true for Obama? Or any other president before Trump?...
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Amazes me that the left has so little to work with that they go looking for lobbyists who are looking for ways to lobby. And find them.
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Amazes me that the left has so little to work with that they go looking for lobbyists who are looking for ways to lobby. And find them.
And Melania's shoes.
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I'm too damn busy to go hunting on the internet to find out how much lobbyist will spend to, well, imagine that, lobby.

Does anyone know of a single congreessweasel that hasn't been approached by a lobbyist? Is there a single lobbyist who has not done whatever they deemed necessary to further their agenda?

IMO, lobbyists should be banned from open contact with congressweasels, their underlings, or a member of any federal deportment without being legally requested to testify in open committee.
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I'm too damn busy to go hunting on the internet to find out how much lobbyist will spend to, well, imagine that, lobby.

Does anyone know of a single congreessweasel that hasn't been approached by a lobbyist? Is there a single lobbyist who has not done whatever they deemed necessary to further their agenda?

IMO, lobbyists should be banned from open contact with congressweasels, their underlings, or a member of any federal deportment without being legally requested to testify in open committee.
I believe the correct term is "congresscritter".
Us weasels take offence and will rise up in violent opposition if you continue to insult us in this manner.
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And Melania's shoes.
I believe it was all the Trump women with the shoe issue. Ivanka it was bows on her dress.

Melania got bashed when she elected to leave the child in his present school and then again when school was out and they moved.

Trump got bashed due to having mostly people similar to him in his administration, then again when he didn't.

Now lobbyists are seeking access to those they try to lobby. If there were no access Trump would be an isolationist.

There is no win scenario.
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IMO, lobbyists should be banned from open contact with congressweasels, their underlings, or a member of any federal deportment without being legally requested to testify in open committee.
Obama made a deceptive claim that lobbyists aren't welcome...

...so his administration just met the lobbyists down the street in the coffee shop instead...

Obama's White House Consults Lobbyists On Down Low

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As part of his larger pledge to change the way Washington works, President Obama as a candidate said he wouldn't have lobbyists working in his administration.

It must've seemed like such a good idea at the time. But then reality struck.

When it became clear that some of the best people to fill certain positions were lobbyists, Obama issued waivers to get them around his self-imposed ban.


On Thursday, Politico.com reports on another way the White House has had to deal with the reality that lobbyists have useful expertise and connections.

His aides have held meetings with lobbyists off the White House campus, the news outlet reports. The implication is that his aides have doing so in order not to undermine the president's pledge. And to keep all the lobbyist meetings out of the White House visitor logs. To which many will say: "tsk, tsk."

One of the best tidbits is that in addition to the conference rooms in a building across Lafayette Park from the White House, there's a Caribou Coffee that's been the site of many meetings as well.
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What's missing in this Trump bash is that lobbying is not new, not limited to just this President, or illegal. Nor is it necessarily tied to large amounts of cash. You write a letter to your representative, you're lobbying. Attend a town meeting, you're lobbying.

What bothers me more is influence peddling. Cantor got fired. A month later he got hired at 2+ million/year. My guess is it wasn't because of his computer skills. That should stop.
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