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  •  Was Lew a Lobbyist? (0+ / 0-)

    Keystone XL Pipeline - Canada gets the money, Asia gets the oil, America gets the toxic refinery pollution and potential for a pipeline leak ecological disaster.

    by Jacoby Jonze on Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 11:40:38 AM PST

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    •  You don't need to be a lobbyist... (1+ / 0-)
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      You don't need to be an official, registered lobbyist to engage in much of the same advocacy that lobbyists do. In this case, it's even worse as Lew will be involved in making policy decisions and the like.... To suggest that his prior employment, and possible future prospects won't have an effect on how he runs the Treasury would require ignoring how members of the cabinet have run their operations the past four years. Eric Holder wasn't a lobbyist, but he came from a law firm that represented Wall Street's biggest firms. The results speak for themselves.

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