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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
How corporations bribe congressional staffers even before they become congressional staffers
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By Pat Cunningham
May 7, 2013 11:19 a.m.



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HERE‘s a clever scheme perpetrated by Corporate America:

Recent disclosures and employment agreements reviewed by The Nation show that current leadership staff to both Democratic and Republican lawmakers have received six-figure bonuses and other incentive pay from corporate firms shortly before taking jobs in Congress. In many cases, these staffers are well positioned to influence multibillion-dollar legislation on issues ranging from tax policy to defense, and which impact their previous employers. If government officials turned lobbyists reflect a well-known “revolving door,” paying corporate employees big bucks to leave lucrative posts to take jobs in government reflect a “reverse revolving ...

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