Well he did, and he even claimed he succeeded, back in 2009.
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The President’s first Executive Order called for more transparent, participatory, and collaborative government. This action set the bar for Executive Orders and Memoranda to follow that further his commitment to a government that is open and efficient.
President Obama has taken historic steps to close the “revolving door” that carries special interest influence in and out of the government by prohibiting former lobbyists from working on issues on which they lobbied or in agencies they previously lobbied and barring them altogether from holding future positions on advisory boards and commissions.
Way back when, Open Secrets, among other sites, exposed the Obama promises as complete bunkum, just like all his promises, and cited 791 officials who had already spun through that door. That number has grown in the succeeding years, and certainly didn’t include the former head of the Department of Defense, who is now lobbying against Connecticut’s attempt to build a third casino.
Once the closest of allies who fought to defend gun control laws and hold big business accountable for 2008 financial meltdown, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and his Connecticut counterpart, George Jepsen, are now playing poker against each other.
Holder is a now a member of the law firm representing MGM Resorts International in a federal lawsuit. The suit claims the state’s compact with the Mohegan Tribe and the Mashantucket Tribal Nation to build a third casino near Hartford is unconstitutional.
In an Oct. 26 letter to Jepsen obtained by Hearst Connecticut Media, Holder wrote that a law passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy earlier this year granting the two tribes exclusive rights to a new casino flies in the face of competitive bidding and fair contracting.
MGM, the casino giant developing a gambling resort just over the border in Springfield, Mass., filed suit against Malloy and other state officials over the constitutionality of the agreement in August.