Poll: Keep regulators and the regulated far apart

dkreichen1968

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The American public does not look kindly on the practice of regulators taking jobs with companies they used to regulate. According to a Rasmussen poll, a tiny minority -- 10% -- think it’s completely hunky-dory. 42% say that no such hire should be allowed until the regulator is five-years removed from the regulatory post, and almost a third – 32% -- say the regulator should be permanently banned from moving to the regulated sector.

16% had no opinion, but that still leaves the group favoring strong restrictions in the overwhelming majority.
What’s more, almost half of those surveyed – 48% -- believe that companies that offer jobs to regulators should be prohibited from doing business with the government. 51% think that making an offer of employment to a regulator is a form of bribery, and 59% believe some companies routinely hire former regulators in hopes of getting favorable treatment from the government. And 53% believe that the hopes of favorable treatment actually become reality.
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Put me in the 'never' camp.

:ballchain: <--Regulators should not be allowed to become lobbyists in the same industry they were regulating. Or as current rules allow, to become in charge of a staff lobbying for the same industry, although "personally" not allowed to directly lobby: what's the difference?
 
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dkreichen1968

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If it is possible for money to go from the regulated to the regulator in the future then corruption isn't just possible it is almost guaranteed. Of course I'm a Calvinist and believe people are totally depraved.
 
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