Members of Congress trade in companie...

Members of Congress trade in companies while making laws that affect those same firms

There are 25 comments on the The Washington Post story from Jun 23, 2012, titled Members of Congress trade in companies while making laws that affect those same firms. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

One-hundred-thirty members of Congress or their families have traded stocks collectively worth hundreds of millions of dollars in companies lobbying on bills that came before their committees, a practice that is permitted under current ethics rules, a Washington Post analysis has found.

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Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#1 Jun 24, 2012
More than a dozen lawmakers contacted by The Post defended the timing of their trades and the legislation before their committees as coincidental and said they did not know that the companies they traded were registered to lobby on bills they were considering. In interviews and through spokesmen, they said brokers made the trades and they had little or no input. Some said their spouses handled their investments. With diverse portfolios, they said, overlap is inevitable.

Of course and the dog ate little Johnny's homework.
Aussie Bob

Adelaide, Australia

#2 Jun 24, 2012
Wall Street is YOUR GOVERNMENT "because you idiots voted for them"

OBAMA "IS" WALL STREET!!!

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#3 Jun 24, 2012
a practice that is permitted under current ethics rules

gee...wonder who made the rules?

it's WAY past time to vote these -hores out of office.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Thomasville, GA

#4 Jun 24, 2012


Obama and Congress are ABOVE THE LAW.

How else can you explain Obama Murdering US Citizens with the CIA and All of them conducting "Insider Trading" without Any repercussions?


Oh, and Obama committed more crimes yet hide behind either "State Secrets" or Executive Privilege."


If you want to know the reason why this is permitted, look at Jackasscrats who not only voted these Charlatans into office but Idolize or Worship them then defend any crime or wrongdoing no matter what. It's pathetic.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Thomasville, GA

#5 Jun 24, 2012

Obama: The Supreme Jackass


Obama Asks People Getting Married To Forgo Gifts, Ask Their Guests To Donate To His Campaign Instead…


Friday, June 22, 2012,

You can even register your wedding on his campaign website.


Could he be any more pompous?


READ Obama Invitation:
http://weaselzippers.us/2012/06/22/obama-asks...

“Life is Good”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#6 Jun 24, 2012
Wall Street Government wrote:
More than a dozen lawmakers contacted by The Post defended the timing of their trades and the legislation before their committees as coincidental and said they did not know that the companies they traded were registered to lobby on bills they were considering. In interviews and through spokesmen, they said brokers made the trades and they had little or no input. Some said their spouses handled their investments. With diverse portfolios, they said, overlap is inevitable.
Of course and the dog ate little Johnny's homework.
Maybe they will claim executive priviledge.

“Life is Good”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#7 Jun 24, 2012
Aussie Bob wrote:
Wall Street is YOUR GOVERNMENT "because you idiots voted for them"
OBAMA "IS" WALL STREET!!!
Obama is excreet......ment.

Since: Dec 07

Clermont, Florida

#9 Jun 24, 2012
Guess it's no surprise why they all end up multiplying their fortunes while in office. Insider trading at its worst.

“Life is Good”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#10 Jun 24, 2012
since the golf course Obama plays on is probably shut down, how much does it cost america really for odoodle to putter around?
drink the hive

New York, NY

#11 Jun 24, 2012
Inside Information Is Legal 4 Our 'Elect Leader' In DC?...

&fe ature=related

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#12 Jun 24, 2012
carey529 wrote:
a practice that is permitted under current ethics rules
gee...wonder who made the rules?
it's WAY past time to vote these -hores out of office.
Yes! Let's have a new batch of crooks to take advantage of the American people!

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#13 Jun 24, 2012
The laughing liberal wrote:
Obama and Congress are ABOVE THE LAW.
How else can you explain Obama Murdering US Citizens with the CIA and All of them conducting "Insider Trading" without Any repercussions?
Oh, and Obama committed more crimes yet hide behind either "State Secrets" or Executive Privilege."
If you want to know the reason why this is permitted, look at Jackasscrats who not only voted these Charlatans into office but Idolize or Worship them then defend any crime or wrongdoing no matter what. It's pathetic.
Just what Topix needs. More of your usual dreck, Smegmapuss.

“Happiness comes through giving”

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#14 Jun 24, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Obama is excreet......ment.
You would know, mierde-face.

Since: Nov 08

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#15 Jun 24, 2012
That big-mouthed liberal drunk Nancy Pelosi is the biggest culprit.
Rob Johnston

AOL

#16 Jun 24, 2012
CA Senator Feinsteins husband got stinkin' rich using her "cloat" with China. Pitiful.
It was outrageous even for what passes for a Democrat from California.

“Life is Good”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#17 Jun 25, 2012
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>You would know, mierde-face.
Here Here, keep licking, you missed a place.

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#18 Jun 25, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Here Here, keep licking, you missed a place.
As soon as you finish slurping up what I left in the toilet.

“Life is Good”

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Perpignan

#19 Jun 25, 2012
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>As soon as you finish slurping up what I left in the toilet.
Wow, it took you an hour to think up a spin off.........po wittle liberal clown is finding his meal ticket odoodle on his way out da door.

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#20 Jun 25, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Wow, it took you an hour to think up a spin off.........po wittle liberal clown is finding his meal ticket odoodle on his way out da door.
You flatter yourself if you think I would spend an hour thinking about you or your lame ripostes, Le Narcissisto.
Curtis Lowe

San Antonio, TX

#21 Jun 26, 2012
Funny how not a single GOP Congressman or Congresswoman was identified in this sting. All Demoncrats along with Obama and Biden. Nancy Pelosi was the biggest cheat of them all! Where's Vera Baker?

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