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The Secret Weapon U.S. Lobbyists Use to Ruin Your Health

The Secret Weapon U.S. Lobbyists Use to Ruin Your Health

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  • A common form of bribery in the Halls of Congress is to secretly promise a politician (or one of his key staffers) a high-paying position as a lobbyist once they leave office. According to a recent investigation into 12 lawmakers-turned-lobbyist, politicians increased their salary by an average of 1,452 percent from the last year they were in office
  • In an explosive 60-Minutes’ report aired last year, former lobbyist Jack Abramoff revealed just how effective this form of bribery was. He would primarily target Chief’s of Staff with job offers, ultimately giving him profound power of influence over more than 100 congressional offices
  • The US political system is fatally flawed. It is run by bribery, and it cannot be fixed through reform efforts, because those creating the reforms are the very people affected by them
  • In order to have even a remote chance of ending this kind of corruption, all members of Congress and their staff must be prohibited from ever becoming a lobbyist after their service on the Hill is over

By Dr. Mercola

If you're a corporation or a lobbyist and you want to "buy" a member of Congress, one common and effective way to do so is by secretly promising them a high-paying job once they leave office.

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