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Former FCC Commissioner Now Leads Top Wireless Lobbying Group
by Karl Bode 08:21AM Monday Apr 28 2014
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:
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“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.

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battleop

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Obama. Tough on Lobbyists.

One minute he and his cronies are attacking the 1% the next minute they are leading them.

MonkeePoo

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Re: Obama. Tough on Lobbyists.

Thats funny. I didnt see Obama's name anywhere in this. Hmmmm... how quick we are to point fingers. That said, there should be tougher laws against this.

battleop

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Re: Obama. Tough on Lobbyists.

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.
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Re: Obama. Tough on Lobbyists.

I'm certain all the corruption and failures of the Obama administration can be traced directly to George W. Bush!
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battleop

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Re: Obama. Tough on Lobbyists.

From there Bill Clinton and there George H Bush and so on and so fourth. They are all corrupt as hell.
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Re: Obama. Tough on Lobbyists.

said by battleop:

From there Bill Clinton and there George H Bush and so on and so fourth. They are all corrupt as hell.

Not Saint Barry!
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said by MonkeePoo :

Thats funny. I didnt see Obama's name anywhere in this.

Then I guess you missed all his campaign promises to stop this sort of thing.

But hey - it's only been 5 years. I'm sure he'll get around to it real soon now. /sarcasm
rfrooney

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Re: Obama. Tough on Lobbyists.

The only truth in politics is every politician's plan is one year longer than his term. Hmmm... wonder why nothing ever gets done?
desarollo

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said by battleop:

One minute he and his cronies are attacking the 1% the next minute they are leading them.

It is cold and windy today; THANKS OBAMA!

battleop

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Re: Obama. Tough on Lobbyists.

Funny how things are OK under Obama but the EXACT same things are not OK under Bush.

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said by battleop:

One minute he and his cronies are attacking the 1% the next minute they are leading them.

You know Baker is a Republican, right?
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Great job field!

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.

Hell, we should all just become lobbyists too.

PapaMidnight

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...and the beat goes on...

The Revolving Door of the Industry-to-FCC-to-Industry keeps spinning and spinning.

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Re: ...and the beat goes on...

Click for full size
And the revolving door continues...

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we need stronger laws

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!"
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Rekrul

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...

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.

Wait, there's a difference? I thought they were all just different branches of the same organization. They all seem to have the same purpose...

Probitas

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just like the BBB

Just another arm of their marketing department, that's what the FCC is to the internet industry.