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Republican lobbyists, consultants, and contractors are polishing their resumes, expecting their job prospects to turn around as more polls point to GOP wins in the November elections.

The New York Times reported Thursday that some lobbying firms, trade groups and corporations are already seeking to hire more Republicans "to bolster their political fortunes."

And salaries for Republicans in the private sector have risen "significantly" over the last few weeks, according to headhunters.

"We're seeing a premium for Republicans," Ivan H. Adler, a lobbyist for the McCormick Group in Washington, told the newspaper. "They're the new 'It' girl."

Some organizations have already hired some prominent Republicans in recent months, according to the Times:
JPMorgan Chase, among at least a dozen recent hires, brought in Mel Martinez, the former Republican senator from Florida, as a senior executive. Robert L. Wilkie, a top Pentagon official in the administration of President George W. Bush, was hired by CH2M Hill, a construction and design firm, as a vice president overseeing military projects. And Research in Motion, which makes the BlackBerry, hired Jason C. Scism, a top Republican aide to Representative Darrell Issa of California, into an executive spot that was last held by a Democrat.
It's potentially a new ballgame for the GOP, whose members had a hard time finding political jobs in the private sector after Barack Obama was elected.

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eyeforeye42

And guess who pays for them, ultimately the taxpayer in higher costs for products or lax regulations that affect your health but are hard to pin on the culprit. Consider what the GOP has offered regarding deficit reduction? Absolutely nothing. In fact if they reduce more taxes, the deficit will balloon even more. Ask your GOP candidate their plan to reduce the deficit. If they tell you reducing taxes, to stimulate the economy or that it will promote supply side economics, remember been there and done that twice Reagonomic added $3 trillion to the national debt and W added another $6 or so trillion.

September 09 2010 at 8:15 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
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Kenneth

Part of what you posted is correct about what reagan did and Bush did with the deficit, but that also had people working and spending. Obama has spent a ton of money with no results. fact he can spend a ton of money again and he will get nothing. The people and businesses are uncomfortable with his agenda and everything is on hold until after the November elections. Watch what happens right after the election and the republicans take over. People will start to spend and unemployment will drop simply because Obama has been neutralized.

September 09 2010 at 8:36 PM Report abuse +6 rate up rate down Reply
sysaphus71

This is a positive, no doubt.. but what will happen after November is someone like IBM or others will say . ok as of Jan 1 will are hiring 5000 people full time, then the avalanche of others will do the same........but of course this is only if the republicans take at least the house....if they take both house and Senate...Katie bar the door... THE WRITING ON THE WALL IS A REVERSAL OF THE LAST 18 MONTHS, and a logjam in Wahington for the next 30 months.This is good for employment.

September 09 2010 at 7:40 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

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