Revolving Door

The Revolving Door.

The method that the Bribera uses is to place people into government for a little while and bring it back into the industry so they can keep as much money as they can for themselves. It increases costs to society.

In politics, a revolving door is a situation in which personnel moves between roles as legislators and regulators, on one hand, and members of the industries affected by the legislation and regulation, on the other, analogous to the movement of people in a physical revolving door.

The revolving door is an instrument in the Bribe System. Let's be honest, none of this is possible without the partners in government “revolving” to the industry to make millions of dollars for the “services” they provided to the industry they were supposed to have regulated.

By going through Washington’s revolving door, lawmakers are effectively trading in on their relationships and knowledge to help companies profit and enrich themselves – a pattern that has been in place for many years. Over the past two decades, members of Congress flock to lobbying firms or trade groups after retiring or losing their seats. These revolving-door lawmakers cash in on their connections by representing wealthy special interests who can afford to pay top dollar for insider influence.

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A 2019 Public Citizen Study found that nearly two-thirds of lawmakers who had retired or were defeated at the ballot box went on to work in the influence industry. Nearly 60 percent of these former members of Congress had taken up work for lobbying firms, consulting firms, trade organizations, or business groups to influence — and impede — federal government action.

In July 2022, the world’s largest private equity firm hired Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s son-in-law as a lobbyist.