Retirement Restrictions

Yesterday’s Post article on Thomas Daschle’s activities since leaving the Senate may be an opportunity to reflect on restrictions placed on former officeholders. 

The disclosure of Daschle’s tax problems coincided with the release of the financial statement he submitted to the Office of Government Ethics, which details for the first time exactly how, without becoming a registered lobbyist, he made millions of dollars giving public speeches and private counsel to insurers, hospitals, realtors, farmers, energy firms and telecommunications companies with complex regulatory and legislative interests in Washington.

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