Thursday, June 12, 2014

Don't Cry For Cantor

K street, here he comes.
Cantor won't be out of work for long.  A bummer for business lobby,
Eric Cantor’s Departure a Bummer for Business Lobby | TIME
may well be a boon for Eric Cantor.  Politics is big business and Cantor can always call up Boehner for whatever his new employers want. It's not much a of a stretch going from your corporate masters while you are the majority leader, to outright being employed by them.
How about The Blackstone Group? A multinational that offshores all their profits.
 Rep. Eric Cantor: Campaign Finance/Money - Summary - Representative 2014 | OpenSecrets
He's got lot's of options, unlike others who get pink slips.
Former revolving door member of congress Jim Mccrery, will totally hook Cantor up and show him the  ropes. Lobbying Spending Database Mccrery, Jim, 2014 | OpenSecrets
As the shock wears off, the doors will open, welcoming Cantor where the money really is.
Adviser groups open their wallets to reach members of Congress
After all, he's got plenty of favors to call in.
I guess it's not surprising that,  "From Jan 2001 to Jun 2014, Cantor missed 386 of 9,515 roll call votes, which is 4.1%. This is worse than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving." 
Considering he had 239 days off last year, I can see why It would be hard to get to work.  Well worry no more, now those grueling nights, crafting legislation are over for you, Wining and dining congresscritters will be your future. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

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