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As expected, it’s bad news…

January 18, 2012

…when the Arizona legislature gets back in session. I put up a new diary today on DKos about some of what I’ve seen so far. In the latest turgid episode, a Republican from Surprise(!), AZ wants to remove the one-year barrier between legislating and lobbying, because he is fighting for his ‘economic liberties.’ Meaning the freedom(!!) to jump immediately from working as a legislator to lobbying legislators.

It’s too much to expect the Founder-obsessed Republicans to remember ideas like the ‘citizen legislature,’ where people with real jobs and careers outside of politics come in to work on the gov’t for awhile and then go back to their real jobs. For too many politicians – of both parties, to be sure – politics is their desired career.

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