Slam the revolving door.
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How hard is it to make a law forbidding this kind of behavior, which discredits our government even if the conflict of interest is one only in appearance? We can slam the revolving door in the face of kleptoplutocrats like Baker, but Congress won’t do it on its own; too many of its own members are guilty of comparable misdeeds; in this sense, the issue resembles the comparably important one of campaign finance reform, which seems to die in committee more often than not, and if it does reach the floor of Congress, it’s either done to death or so diluted by amendments as to lack all effect.
This is yet another case in which we can’t count on our “leaders”; if we want change, we’ll have to do a bit of lobbying of our own. We can begin by signing this petition. If enough of us do that, even the ethical lepers who (mis)govern our country will have to take notice or suffer the consequences in the next election.