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A Washington state senator praised the Cambodian government last year. Then it gave him a $500,000 lobbying contract.

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A company created by state Sen. Doug Ericksen has landed a $500,000 lobbying contract from the Cambodian government he praised last year during a controversial visit as an election observer.

 

Ericksen, R-Ferndale, registered as a foreign agent for the kingdom of Cambodia in an April 3 filing with the U.S. Justice Department, along with former state Rep. Jay Rodne, R-Snoqualmie.

 

The registration was made under a company called PacRim Bridges LLC. State records show Ericksen and Rodne are the sole owners of the firm, created in late 2017. The contract with Cambodia was first reported Friday by POLITICO.

 

read more https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/state-sen-doug-ericksen-gets-500000-lobbying-contract-from-cambodian-government-he-praised/

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they have already golden salaries, golden pensions , they should be forbidden to have any links as this leads to corruption... just see all the billionaire generals in this country, more generals than in the USA

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1 hour ago, justin case said:

they have already golden salaries, golden pensions , they should be forbidden to have any links as this leads to corruption... just see all the billionaire generals in this country, more generals than in the USA

He is a senator in the WA state senate, not the US Senate - big difference in regards to salaries, pensions etc.

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Good to see the US leading the world on corruption free politics.

 

 

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Don't understand what the big deal is, that's just the way things work in the US. Donations to campaigns and lobbying groups. In the US it is legal corruption. :coffee1:

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The US has one of the most corrupt political machines on the planet. It is simply not looked at in this regard, because the biggest form of corruption is lobbying, and of course that is perfectly legal. But, it is morally, and ethically as corrupt as it gets. There is not a man or woman in national office that is honorable, in the US. And based on what we hear of this clown, there are alot of state officials that are equally corrupt. How does anyone sanction an election in Cambodia, one of the most heinous offenders on the planet? Hun Sen would do anything to maintain his power, his fortune, and his position. We are talking about a man who did serial killing for a living, not too long ago, and continues to murder his opponents with impunity, steal from the public, and live totally above the law. Not to mention a personal security detail of over 5,000 men. Anyone with that much protection has alot to be guarded about, and countless skeletons in his closet.

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On 4/10/2019 at 10:13 AM, spidermike007 said:

The US has one of the most corrupt political machines on the planet. It is simply not looked at in this regard, because the biggest form of corruption is lobbying, and of course that is perfectly legal. But, it is morally, and ethically as corrupt as it gets. There is not a man or woman in national office that is honorable, in the US. And based on what we hear of this clown, there are alot of state officials that are equally corrupt. How does anyone sanction an election in Cambodia, one of the most heinous offenders on the planet? Hun Sen would do anything to maintain his power, his fortune, and his position. We are talking about a man who did serial killing for a living, not too long ago, and continues to murder his opponents with impunity, steal from the public, and live totally above the law. Not to mention a personal security detail of over 5,000 men. Anyone with that much protection has alot to be guarded about, and countless skeletons in his closet.

sounds like your standard garden variety third world tin pot dictator

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