Interesting thing: 50 years ago presidents still retired quietly, and that presidential pension was…
Steve Chalmers
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It seems that you’re conflating two different issues: should presidents be making money out of office doing private gigs, and how do we stop the revolving door syndrome. Regulators and lawmakers tend to be the best targets for lobbyists because they may be there longer than a president, and they’re directly responsible for making rules and laws, and have the direct access to a president who would sign the bill or give a favorable review to a new regulation. Presidents, in the meantime, are far more valuable to make introductions or get attention. They are not generally making decisions to help one particular company on a daily basis, that’s usually what lawmakers do.