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Title: Crowley joins top lobbying firm
Post by: JK resident on February 19, 2019, 12:24:48 PM
Should the head of the Queens Democrat party be a guy who works as a lobbyist in DC?

So if you want to be elected you hire this firm.

https://nypost.com/2019/02/19/ex-congressman-joe-crowley-joins-top-lobbying-firm/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=pasteboard_app
Title: Re: Crowley joins top lobbying firm
Post by: dssjh on February 19, 2019, 12:53:11 PM
it fits well. the head of the EPA was a lobbyist who worked to kill the EPA, the proposed Secretary of the Interior was a lobbyist in opposition to environmental causes. sounds like a way into the executive branch!
Title: Crowley becomes a lobbyist, surprising NO ONE
Post by: Gordan on February 19, 2019, 01:43:11 PM
Here’s the news many have seen coming.

https://nypost.com/2019/02/19/ex-congressman-joe-crowley-joins-top-lobbying-firm/amp/
Title: Re: Crowley joins top lobbying firm
Post by: jeanette on February 19, 2019, 03:35:15 PM
What's wrong with lobbying?

I've worked in lobbying. I've worked on bills that have directly benefited society.

Teachers' unions have lobbyists. The ASPCA has lobbyists. Macy's has lobbyists.

I've also worked with PACs. Justice Democrats is a PAC.

Hopefully, NYC, which uses lobbyists, will hire him to bring jobs to Queens. We certainly could use the help!
Title: Re: Crowley joins top lobbying firm
Post by: dssjh on February 19, 2019, 04:31:10 PM
as long as the rich stay rich, all is well.
Title: Re: Crowley joins top lobbying firm
Post by: JK resident on February 19, 2019, 04:41:45 PM
I have a problem with people who work for the people then selling their access to former congress members. It is the “swamp” of DC. Money buys access.
Title: Re: Crowley joins top lobbying firm
Post by: jeanette on February 19, 2019, 05:00:51 PM
I have a problem with people who work for the people then selling their access to former congress members. It is the “swamp” of DC. Money buys access.

Fair point.

Meanwhile, United Bodegas of America is trying to influence lawmakers to include them in the selling of marijuana products. Without lobbyists, they don't have a chance in hell. Don't they have a right to expand their revenue? Who they gonna call? The lawmaker directly? Heck, half the time politicians are on the campaign trail.

The lobbyist isn't doing anything immoral, but advocating o/b/o UBA. And like everyone else, needs to be paid.
Title: Re: Crowley joins top lobbying firm
Post by: JK resident on February 19, 2019, 05:39:38 PM
There are better examples than a bunch of bodega owners wanting to sell pot. I really don’t want anyone to sell pot especially bodegas. We don’t need in JH pot smoking teenagers hanging outside of bodegas.
Title: Re: Crowley joins top lobbying firm
Post by: dssjh on February 19, 2019, 05:51:19 PM
There are better examples than a bunch of bodega owners wanting to sell pot. I really don’t want anyone to sell pot especially bodegas. We don’t need in JH pot smoking teenagers hanging outside of bodegas.

or drunk middle aged men getting in fights outside Irish pubs in Woodside.
Title: Re: Crowley joins top lobbying firm
Post by: jeanette on February 19, 2019, 06:08:17 PM
JK, I'm not arguing for local pot sales. I used the bodega owners because it was a timely reference. "We don't need" is not a valid argument. Perhaps bodegas will seek to sell cannabis products like brownies or cookies knowing that is less intrusive.

The lobbyist would research these issues, sell the idea to the sponsors, write the language, and connect with the leaders as the bill goes through the process.
Title: Re: Crowley joins top lobbying firm
Post by: JK resident on February 19, 2019, 08:05:33 PM
It seems Crowley got the point that you can’t have both jobs.

https://nypost.com/2019/02/19/joe-crowley-resigning-as-chair-of-queens-democratic-party-after-stunning-loss-to-aoc/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=pasteboard_app

The party boss is dead. This is the first time there will be a new party boss in a long time.
Title: Re: Crowley joins top lobbying firm
Post by: Alfster on February 22, 2019, 03:42:49 PM
Aren't there already pot smoking teenagers hanging outside of bodegas?   :o ;D

There are better examples than a bunch of bodega owners wanting to sell pot. I really don’t want anyone to sell pot especially bodegas. We don’t need in JH pot smoking teenagers hanging outside of bodegas.
Title: Re: Crowley joins top lobbying firm
Post by: Jeffsayyes on February 24, 2019, 11:33:16 AM
Jeanette, you are not Joe Crowley. You were not in a position of power for decades doing favors for corporations and now looking for a job from them. It is incredibly fishy.
Title: Re: Crowley joins top lobbying firm
Post by: JK resident on March 01, 2019, 06:23:26 PM
Is guy for real? A fundraiser for what? What a dirty politician this guy is!


https://nypost.com/2019/02/28/former-rep-joe-crowley-is-still-fundraising-even-after-becoming-a-lobbyist/
Title: Re: Crowley joins top lobbying firm
Post by: dssjh on March 02, 2019, 07:57:17 PM
i used to defend the guy, despite some reservations, but this is just awful. wishing him nothing but bad luck at this grift.
Title: Re: Crowley joins top lobbying firm
Post by: JK resident on March 14, 2019, 08:34:27 PM
New party head in Queens

https://patch.com/new-york/jamaica/jamaica-pol-elected-lead-queens-democratic-party
Title: Re: Crowley joins top lobbying firm
Post by: dssjh on March 14, 2019, 08:47:16 PM
i like Rep. Meeks, but i don't see why we need a double dipper in the position.
Title: Re: Crowley joins top lobbying firm
Post by: itsit on March 15, 2019, 06:55:59 AM
 I don't know Meeks but what I am familiar with in working occasionally in Southeast Queens is that they are ignored in
a major way with many city initiatives and benefits. In schools, roads, civic services, public facilities such as libraries
health services, elder care and community spaces, this area of Queens is at or near the bottom when is comes to getting
theirs.

 If his election does anything to right this wrong, I am completely in favor. And please don't accuse him of favoritism as
he can give more to his area for some time just to bring them up to a fair standard with other parts of the city.
Title: Re: Crowley joins top lobbying firm
Post by: Jeffsayyes on March 15, 2019, 07:39:06 AM
"On the Democratic side, Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), making his third appearance, has been under investigation for his ties to several non-profit groups and for accepting improper gifts and loans."....
Voted... one of the 13 most corrupt politicians

https://www.citizensforethics.org/press-release/crew-names-the-13-most-corrupt-members-of-congress-2013/ (https://www.citizensforethics.org/press-release/crew-names-the-13-most-corrupt-members-of-congress-2013/)
JHers are pretty absolved from it but Queens voters are the POS's that keep voting for corrupt politicians
Title: Re: Crowley joins top lobbying firm
Post by: itsit on March 15, 2019, 11:58:21 AM
 
"On the Democratic side, Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), making his third appearance, has been under investigation for his ties to several non-profit groups and for accepting improper gifts and loans."....

 I know that Meeks certainly has had his share of issues and is probably guilty of a bunch of things but who is out there in
Southeastern Queens that has won elections AND is even somewhat clean in their politics to bring more to this area?
It is truly godforsaken when it comes to many amenities that other parts of the city take for granted.