Four months after voting yes to Comcast's acquisition of NBC, FCC Commissioner Merideth Atwell Baker turned more than a few heads by taking a job at Comcast helping them lobby the government. Now the Washington Post notes that Baker will be leaving Comcast on June 1 to take a new job lobbying the government for the wireless industry.
Baker, now the poster child for both the lobbying revolving door and the general government apathy to it, will be head of the CTIA. Baker says she'll craft the organization to be the "go to" outlet on wireless issues for both industry and government:
quote:“I am thrilled to have this opportunity to use my experience in both the public and private sectors to help the vital and fast-growing wireless communications industry,” Baker said. “The wireless industry has grown significantly over the past decade and now permeates every part of our lives from education, and health care to energy and business. CTIA should be in the center of discussions about how wireless is reshaping our economy, our society and our culture.
With current FCC boss Tom Wheeler previously being the head of both the CTIA and NCTA, it appears the cycle of life is truly complete.
That's how it works. If you want point the fingers at Bush's former employees then you have to point them at Obama's. -- I do not, have not, and will not work for AT&T/Comcast/Verizon/Charter or similar sized company.
From there Bill Clinton and there George H Bush and so on and so fourth. They are all corrupt as hell. -- I do not, have not, and will not work for AT&T/Comcast/Verizon/Charter or similar sized company.
Go from being a lobbyist to working for the FCC hand writing rules to help your friends then leaving the FCC to go back to lobbying since those same friends will be happy with the work you did to protect special interests and big money.
to prevent special interests from being put in to positions with official government power, and to prevent entities from making donations to these people. essentially, the government should be ran by common folk in the public domain, rather than the mega corporations and their legions who wish to push their agenda's ..
Yes what you see with Tom Wheeler and these other guys are that they're already top dog in the corporate side of things, then they get the idea, "hey, how can I get even more power? by becoming an official myself, then I can do whatever I want to push my cause!" -- www.oregonstatehospital.net - CIA and state of Oregon set me up and targeted me with a microwave weapon, learn more.