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Forum Post: There is yet ANOTHER corrupt link between our politicians and wall st.

Posted 2 years ago on Nov. 14, 2011, 5:38 p.m. EST by Amanita76 (88) from New Haven, CT
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Washington, D.C. is a town that runs on inside information - but should our elected officials be able to use that information to pad their own pockets? As Steve Kroft reports, members of Congress and their aides have regular access to powerful political intelligence, and many have made well-timed stock market trades in the very industries they regulate. For now, the practice is perfectly legal, but some say it's time for the law to change.

Full story here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3DZh1109W8

Three words sum this story up: CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Ending congressional insider trading better make its way to the top of whatever demands list that ultimately gets approved by this movement .

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[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 2 years ago

Yeah, that needs to end.

[-] 1 points by JonoLith (467) 2 years ago

Oy... crimes within crimes. We should rename it the House of Criminals.

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (6647) from St Louis, MO 2 years ago

This is fairly recent news to OWS. I agree, it needs to be addressed at some point in the very near future.

[-] 0 points by KahnII (170) 2 years ago

And at the front of the pack, the uber leftist Nasty Nazi Pelosi, the same House Speaker that promised to "root out corruption."

http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/13/politics/60-minutes-pelosi/index.html?hpt=hp_c2

[-] 0 points by justhefacts (1275) 2 years ago

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-smallpox-20111113,0,4293298.story

How about the half million NO BID contract Obama just gave to his good friends at Siga-Andy Stern and Ron Perelman?

For a vaccine we already have. That costs $3 a dose. While Siga's untested version will cost $200+ per dose?

[-] 1 points by Amanita76 (88) from New Haven, CT 2 years ago

Great story. Just another case of the political establishment looking out for themselves and their donors. So anyone voting Republicrat this election?

[-] 0 points by justhefacts (1275) 2 years ago

I want to CLEAN HOUSE-White House, House of Congress, Senate House. ALL of them. Gone. With probationary periods for the next ones in. And the option to remove them upon a 3 month review without question.

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