Do you feel that we should ban politicians and high-level government officials from being lobbyists?
We need to end the revolving door in Washington, DC. In politics, the revolving door refers to the movement of individuals between positions in the public sector, particularly government and regulatory agencies, and positions in the private sector, such as lobbying firms, corporations, or industry associations.
Critics argue that the revolving door can lead to regulatory capture, as individuals may be more inclined to favor the industries they are associated with or pursue policies that benefit their future job prospects. A regulator can make decisions that benefit a potential future employer and then significantly benefit themselves when they leave the government for a high-paying job at said employer.
Under current law, certain former government officials or employees are restricted from engaging in lobbying activities related to their previous government position for a cooling off period of typically one to two years. A one to two year cooling off period is not nearly long enough to prevent corruption. We should ban politicians and high-level government officials from being lobbyists!
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