Revolving Door

By: Eric Zulaski on July 6, 2015
Discussing the revolving door between government and corporations, presidential candidate George Pataki said that it's more than elected officials we need to be concerned with.
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By: Arnie Alpert on July 1, 2015
Revolving Door for Corporate Lobbyists

If “just powers” come from the consent of the governed, the GUI project may be just the thing to bring about change.  This Fourth of July, join us in declaring independence from corporate rule.

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By: Judy on June 24, 2015
In Hooksett, Pataki showed no qualms about $1 trillion budget for nuclear arms and blamed inflated costs of private nuclear contractors on "big government."
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By: Kevin Rutledge on June 14, 2015
Senator Bernie Sanders Indianola Iowa 6-14-15 AFSC Governing Under the Influence
Senator Bernie Sanders addresses massive waste within the complicated military industrial complex when asked about what he'll do to make the public interest a priority over private interest. "So if you wanted to ask me ‘Well gee, how much money do we spend on this? How much money do we spend on that?’ The truth is, in many ways nobody really knows that.”
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By: Linda Garrison on June 10, 2015
In Iowa, I asked Dr. Carson a question about governing under the influence of money. My lesson learned: be ready to be called on with a clear question that requires specificity in its answer. Be ready to record that answer. Get bird-dog training.
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By: Charlie on June 2, 2015
At a Concord NH retirement community, Governor George Pataki discussed banning members of Congress from becoming lobbyists and whether such a ban could be extended to Congressional staff.
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By: Arnie Alpert on May 30, 2015
GUI banners at Weirs Beach
GUI bird dogs and banneristas greeted hundreds of Republicans and two presidential candidates by the Weirs Beach boardwalk. Governor George Pataki told me he would block former Cabinet members, and retired generals and admirals from becoming corporate lobbyists, just as he would for former members of Congress.
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By: Judy on May 14, 2015
W78 Nuclear Warhead

What a surprise!  A panel loaded with nuclear industry cronies says the corporations that profit from nuclear weapons are over-regulated and under-compensated.

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By: Arnie Alpert on April 20, 2015
William Hartung at Mancheste talk

In 1961, President Dwight Eisenhower warned Americans that the rise of “a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions" posed a grave threat to American democracy.  Fifty-four years later, the warning still rings true.  As William Hartung explained on a recent New Hampshire speaking tour, corporations that earn billions from contracts to sell weapons to the Pentagon keep the profits flowing with campaign donations, lobbyists, a lucrative revolving door for military officers and civilian government officials, and even major gifts to the charities favored by the spouses of key members of Congress.  Eisenhower's call for an "alert and knowledgable citizenry" has as much urgency as ever.  

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By: Olivia Zink on April 14, 2015
Christie at IOP
After his speech on entitlement reform at St. Anselm's Institute of Politics, Gov. Christie said he had taken on crony capitalism in New Jersey.
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