Corruption in the Gov

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http://www.ajc.com/business/content/business/0903/03southern.html?urac=n&urvf=10627878396970.43001185796167174 [Broken]
Southern Co. hired a new congressional lobbyist this week, and a Washington D.C.-based environmental group is calling foul.

The lobbyist, John Pemberton, is currently a senior official with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's air division, which delivered a key victory to Southern Co. and other coal-fired utility companies last week.
http://www.capitaleye.org/inside.asp?ID=85 [Broken]
Richard Wiley, a senior partner in the Washington lobbying powerhouse Wiley, Rein and Fielding, knows a thing or two about media ownership rules. As FCC chairman in 1975, Wiley supported the ban on newspaper/broadcast cross-ownership.

The proliferation of cable TV stations and the Web, however, changed his mind. These days he is among the staunchest advocates for relaxing the ownership limits. He is so often seen at the FCC—advocating the interests of media clients including Belo Corp., Clear Channel and Gannett—he is known to many as the unofficial "sixth commissioner." In an interview with Capital Eye, Wiley discussed the lobbying strategy of his clients.

These sorts of things should be transparent to people (especially the Pemberton one)...These administrators are in the hands of those that they are supposed to be regulating.

Such corruption is a horrible detriment to the people and the government. What can be done to combat the corruption.?
 
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****, if you think those examples are bad google Halliburton.
 
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Yeah, I've known about the cheney ridiculously-obvious conspiracy for a while now. Obviously, the Richard Wiley thing had nothing to do with this administration, but I see a very strong pattern of corruption in this admin.
 
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schwarzchildradius
Don't forget about the recent blatantly commercial use of the D.C. Mall including Brittney spears, Pepsi, and NFL football promotion by the President.
"Are you ready for some football?" he asks. The purpose of the Mall is
1)Rememberance
2)Observance
3)Protest
according to its French Architect.
 

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