Distinctions Between Post-Congressional Positions
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Submitted by Belladonna Rogers (United States), Jan 6, 2014 18:34
The Editor writes,
"The assistant majority leader of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Kathi-Anne Reinstein, a Democrat who represents the city of Revere, is ... to [go] become the government affairs manager of the Boston Beer Company... It reminds me of Jim DeMint, the Republican from South Carolina who quit his U.S. Senate seat to take over the Heritage Foundation."
With all due respect to the Editor of this website, I would query whether he doesn't see a minuscule distinction between being a lobbyist for a beer company and serving as the president of the Heritage Foundation. According to ithe Heritage website, it is:
... a research and educational institution—a think tank—whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.
We believe the principles and ideas of the American Founding are worth conserving and renewing. As policy entrepreneurs, we believe the most effective solutions are consistent with those ideas and principles. Our vision is to build an America where freedom, opportunity, prosperity, and civil society flourish.
To me, at least, this is a distinction with a difference.
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