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Forum Post: Obama Nominates Hunton & Williams’ DesignLine Corp for Sec. of Transportation

Posted 11 years ago on April 30, 2013, 2 a.m. EST by justiceforzim (-17)
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Remember Obama's promise way back about not hiring lobbyists?

The Dude Abides

We all know you can’t be a politician without being a wholly owned subsidiary of some corporation who’s interests are going to be related to the governmental position you seek. By the corporation, of the corporations and for the corporations. That’s how it works especially in the left-cover days we live in now.

Today it has been announced the President Peace Prize has nominated one Anthony Foxx of Charlotte, N.C. to replace Ray la Hood as Secretary of Transportation.

Foxx is young and black and a go-getter in the corporate sense. At least enough so to make it seem that Obama is tending to his roots. He went to Davidson and then NYU and set out to work for Hunton & Williams in 2001, one of the most influential lobbying firms in D.C. based out of my old stomping grounds in Richmond, Va.

To give you an idea of what Hunton & Williams is, their most esteemed partner from 56 to 72 was Lewis Powell. He was working for the firm when he wrote the now infamous Lewis Powell Memo in ’71 which set the stage for the overall neoliberalizing America game plan.

Remember the Bank of American / HBGary thing? That was also Hunton & Williams.

Read entire blog here http://willyloman.wordpress.com/2013/04/29/obama-nominates-hunton-williams-designline-corp-for-sec-of-transportation/#more-24710



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[-] 0 points by justiceforzim (-17) 11 years ago

If you don't care to read the blog, DesignLine makes green buses. They got a nice contract in Charlotte. Can't wait to see what they get at the federal level in the next few yrs.

At a minimum, you must read about the Powell Memo: http://billmoyers.com/content/the-powell-memo-a-call-to-arms-for-corporations/