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Uploaded on Jan 23, 2009
Obama's big promise on his 2nd day in office, that his administration would be accountable, his administration would be different, his administration would be transparent. He told us that lobbyists coming into his administration "will not seek or accept employment with any executive agency that I lobbied within the 2 years before the date of my appointment." We find that William Lynn, Deputy Defense Secretary lobbied for Raytheon now he's being "waived through" as an exception to the new rules, YEAH RIGHT!!!!..........Meet the New President....Same as the Old President
The waiver is a joke, you want the details here you go: Examining the "waiver" section of the executive order, essentially anyone can get a waiver with the all inclusive Section 3, paragraph (a), subparagraph (ii) statement that if the OMB: "certifies in writing that it is in the public interest to grant the waiver. A waiver shall take effect when the certification is signed by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget or his or her designee." Those tapped to be working on national security or economic issues can get a double exclusionary waiver...with paragraph "(b) The public interest shall include, but not be limited to, exigent circumstances relating to national security or to the economy." Then finally we have the almighty trifecta, with the final loophole with the rest of paragraph (b)... "De minimis contact with an executive agency shall be cause for a waiver of the restrictions contained in paragraph 3 of the pledge." Essentially which means, if they had trivial contact with an agency, then they can get a waiver. How subjective could that loophole be?
We are so screwed, these monsters are so stealthy with their "laws"