Tuesday, February 16, 2016

3.5 Revolving Doors

1. Fewer senators retire each year than representatives.
2. Most legislators do not want to register as lobbyists. The number only represents the lobbyists who are actually registered.
3. Congressmen who were party or committee leaders or were on the Ways and Means Committee or Senate Finance Committee are most likely to end up as lobbyists.
4. Congressmen can sell to multiple ideas, which makes them more hirable and gives them more money. They should be knowledgeable on a range of issues.
5. 63% of the time, the side with more former government officials get policy passed.
6. For every one dollar spent by public interest groups and unions, corporations spent thirty-four dollars.
7. Former government members should use their connections and experience to represent general public interest lobbying groups.

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