$110,000 = Today's value of 'Thirty pieces of silver'??
For his entire Senate life, and culminating in 2007, ex-Senator Trent Lott was agin' the United Nations Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) as it would "cede our national sovereignty, both militarily and economically.”
At least those were his words just five short years ago.
'The treaty would grant the United Nations unprecedented taxing authority over American companies by transferring permitting and royalty payments currently made to the U.S. government for offshore drilling to the International Seabed Authority, a U.N.-created agency that would have the power to redistribute billions of dollars to other countries.
It would also commit the United States to accept international arbitration of maritime disputes.'
For three decades, the United States has declined to sign on. But then....
“Over time, circumstances change,” Lott recently told The DC. “The world has changed from an economic and military standpoint. … Some people say ‘we have the biggest, baddest navy fleet in the world, we’ll go and do what we want to,’ [but] we ought to be careful about how we think about that.”
Oh, BTW - Lott founded the Breaux Lott Leadership Group with former Louisiana Sen. John Breaux in 2008. Last month The Heritage Foundation reported that Lott’s firm collected $80,000 in fees the first quarter of 2012 from the Shell Oil Company, to lobby on issues including support for the treaty’s ratification. Pike Associates also paid Lott’s firm $30,000 to support the treaty, according to disclosure forms.
Ain't it amazing what happens to a 'true patriot, and career public servant' when he crosses the Rubicon to the Lobbyist side of the Senate Cloak Room. I hope those silver coins burn the palm of his hand.....
Pssst. btw, I never cease to be amazed at just how cheaply these politico's sell out their souls, their consciences and their reputations.... and their country.$110K ain't a hellofalot of money for such crawlin'!