I totally agree with this previous opinion. "This would actually be MORE EFFECTIVE if it banned former Members of Congress from lobbying after they leave office. When I lived & worked in D.C., it always seemed to me that former members who were unable to let go of power were a shadow government: unseen, uncontrolled, unaccountable. It also was true that the most corrupt & power hungry were the former members who hung around D.C. when they lost an election, not returning to their home States, partly because no one in their state wanted them back & partly because they wanted to amass even more money & power without the watchful eyes of the voters to keep them within the limits of ethical behavior. Congress is good at throwing stones at executive branch officials & VERY BAD at policing itself. "