Earmark Ban Changes Spring Season for Lobbying.

  1. OLYHOOCH profile image61
    OLYHOOCHposted 5 years ago

    Remember my term, ( SIDESTEPPING ), here is one.

    We Stopped earmarks = no money for Lobbyist's = wa wa wa, so, lobbyist's, to get even with the public, = NO JOBS.

    Somebody, somewhere, out there has put a stop to our job market.

    Democrat's say, NOT US. Republicans say, NOT US. Government say's, NOT US.

    So let's go here at the, Lobbyist's, and see what they say.

    Appropriations lobbyists used to have one certainty this time of year: forms to fill out. Piles and piles of forms requesting Congressional earmarks.

    Spring was the deadline for most Member-sponsored earmark requests, and so this was the silly season for much of K Street. But with earmarks out of favor, lobbyists who specialize in the federal appropriations process have watched their business transform dramatically. In many cases, they have lost business and are working to figure out how to woo new clients on the hunt for government dollars.

    But it isn't all bad.


    http://www.rollcall.com/news/Earmark-Ba … 346-1.html

  2. wilderness profile image95
    wildernessposted 5 years ago

    What in the world makes you think earmarks are out of favor?

    All that is needed is to spin them to sound like job creation, or green, or something else in political favor and they are right back in the budget.

    I personally have tremendous faith in our elected leaders that they can and will do this very well, to the point that earmarks will actually increase while calling them something else. 

    The only real option is to put their jobs on the line by actually performing the task they were elected to do and that certainly won't happen!

    Perhaps the lobbyists need to buy some of the spin software we see being used here on HP - projects could then be presented to America as proposed without additional re-write.  No one can understand them anyway!

    1. OLYHOOCH profile image61
      OLYHOOCHposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Well, OK. Guess we will just let time take it's corse.