Steve Elmendorf, a high-profile lobbyist, is hosting a fundraiser for him next month.
Former House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt lobbied Clinton for a meeting with a client.
The operations may well be in violation of federal statutes prohibiting deceptive marketing and unwanted telephone sales calls, as well as DOE laws and regulations barring payment of sales commissions to college recruiters. At the very least, they are guilty of using sleazy tactics to sell poor-quality products.
Predatory for-profit colleges use deceptive and coercive tactics to pressure students into signing up. More than half of for-profit college students drop out within about four months.
So if there's no return to the salad days of the debt ceiling, where do we go from here? Well, this gives me the opportunity to say something that I rarely have the occasion to say: Let's listen to Dick Gephardt!
As we look at how to cut our deficit, we should be looking at reforming defense spending practices with poor oversight that endanger the security of our troops, not cutting Social Security which is vital to everyone's economic security.