Read the new news today.......Lobbyist contract 'likely' to be renewed: The governor's spokesperson now says it is likely that the administration will sign up for another contract with its consultant in Washington, D.C. Press secretary Charles P. Reyes Jr. said yesterday that Oldaker, Biden & Belair has done “a fair job” of lobbying the U.S. Congress on behalf of the CNMI in relation to wage and immigration issues.“It's a difficult job. Only so much can be expected from any lobbyist at this point,” Reyes said. “I think it is likely that they will be renewed for another six months at least.”Oldaker, Biden & Belair was hired to block U.S. legislation federalizing the local minimum wage and immigration. It is paid $90,000, plus approved expenses, for a six-month period ending on Monday, July 9, 2007. Wow, how can anybody get any dumber than this. I am actually at a loss for words especially since I won't use the language I would like to use. Just what is the "fair job" that was done. I want that explained! What the hell are you expecting them to do anyway? This is ignorance at its best, that's all I can say. Were the people who are paying for this fiasco ask if they want to do this? Were you ask if you want your money spent on whatever the hell the governor is expecting to accomplish, by the way, just what are they trying to accomplish, do they even know, well tell us. Guess I'll stop ranting already, but I just can't see through this shit, really. Lets really piss off the people in Washington, show then how we will take care of them, really, imagine they want to federalize our labor and immigration, well we'll show them who is boss, we'll hire a lobbyist, those idiots, don't they know they can't fool with the CNMI, we'll show 'um, yup.
Hey, Jack. Give Ben a call, he forgot about you already.
Just can't friggin believe this...... .......GED......
UPDATE 6/30/07 Saipan Tribune poll.
With the immigration takeover bill still in contention, should the CNMI continue retaining a lobbying firm in Washington D.C.?:
Option Votes....... Yes 17 .......No 95.......... No Opinion 2