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Americans increasingly concerned about regulator-lobbyist revolving door

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Americans, it seems to me, are getting more and more upset about the insider nature of Washington that rewards the connected at the expense of outsiders, fairness, and the economy. The latest Rasmussen poll bolsters my suspicion:

Americans are fed up with the so-called “revolving door.” Seventy-five percent (75%) of American Adults favor at least a five-year ban on government regulators working for companies they regulate. That includes 48% who think regulators should be banned for life from working for the companies they oversee, showing a 16-point jump from two years ago.

As government grows in power, connections to government become more valuable. Insiders thrive while outsiders suffer.

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