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    Re: Pelosi fires back at '60 Minutes' report on 'soft corruption'

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    I feel the same regardless of party. Those that take advantage of inside information or offers should not be in public office.. Congress should be ashamed of itself. Pelosi proved to me she is a pathetic elected official by demonizing CEO's, yet look at what she and her husband do.
    This is a perfect example of why I have been saying for years that, in spite of some high-profile social wedge issue differences, both parties are pretty much identical.

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    Re: Pelosi fires back at '60 Minutes' report on 'soft corruption'

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    Let me open this by saying that anyone caught using their office to inside trade should end up behind bars regardless of the letter following their name. But it does give me a special warmth to see that Queen Pelosi is being exposed as the crook, liar she is.


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    Re: Pelosi fires back at '60 Minutes' report on 'soft corruption'

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    She had to fire back something -- she looked like an absolute idiot on 60 Minutes. Buncha' crooks. No sitting congressman should be allowed to own individual stocks -- and no one in their immediate family. Period. Want to invest? Buy the Total Market Index.
    Nancy looks like an idiot when she is standing still. She proves it when she opens her mouth. She is crooked as they come. Just before the expiration date of energy loans, a 737 million loan was approved for a company in which her brother in law is an investor. Demands and gets a 7 series jet to fly coast to coast weekly, and stocks it with 150K of booze and snacks. Her dabbling in the stock market is just the tip of the iceberg. Sadly, she is not alone in DC. Too damn many of our fearless leaders have been there, done that.

    We need one new law in this country. "Congress shall make no law exempting themselves from the law"

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    Re: Pelosi fires back at '60 Minutes' report on 'soft corruption'

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    She had to fire back something -- she looked like an absolute idiot on 60 Minutes. Buncha' crooks. No sitting congressman should be allowed to own individual stocks -- and no one in their immediate family. Period. Want to invest? Buy the Total Market Index.
    I was listening to Dan Carlin's "Common Sense" podcast and he mentioned this. He talked about how this was nothing new. There have been attempts at reform for decades before now. In fact, Prescott Bush, GHW Bush's father and GWB's grandfather, was a Senator for Connecticut from 1952-63. During his time in the Senate there was an attempt for such reform but Prescott Bush opposed it. He said that Senators should be able to be a part of the stock market so they could legislate it better. After all, if the wealth of Senators was just as much at risk they would have an incentive to keep the stock market stable.

    Even though there were rules against his staffers doing the exact same thing...
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Pelosi fires back at '60 Minutes' report on 'soft corruption'

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    I don't mind them owning stocks while in office, but I do think they should be prohibited from buying more stocks while in office. Not sure about selling while in office, I'll have to think about that more.
    Knowing when to sell is just as important as knowing when to buy. Business executives generally must give notice of a preplanned sale before selling. Several have gone to jail for failure to do so.

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    Re: Pelosi fires back at '60 Minutes' report on 'soft corruption'

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    I was listening to Dan Carlin's "Common Sense" podcast and he mentioned this. He talked about how this was nothing new. There have been attempts at reform for decades before now. In fact, Prescott Bush, GHW Bush's father and GWB's grandfather, was a Senator for Connecticut from 1952-63. During his time in the Senate there was an attempt for such reform but Prescott Bush opposed it. He said that Senators should be able to be a part of the stock market so they could legislate it better. After all, if the wealth of Senators was just as much at risk they would have an incentive to keep the stock market stable.

    Even though there were rules against his staffers doing the exact same thing...
    Does every problem in this world come back to 'It is all Bush's fault'? I mean come on man seriously. Unless you are going to say that Prescott rose from the grave and is giving seminars to incoming Congressmen and Senators on how to game the system for cash, then all you are doing is a veiled partisan attack, right?

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    Re: Pelosi fires back at '60 Minutes' report on 'soft corruption'

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    She had to fire back something -- she looked like an absolute idiot on 60 Minutes. Buncha' crooks. No sitting congressman should be allowed to own individual stocks -- and no one in their immediate family. Period. Want to invest? Buy the Total Market Index.
    She is an idiot...and why the hell shes still in a position of authority is amazing....if its proven she insider traded she should get the SAME treatment as Martha Stewart

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    Re: Pelosi fires back at '60 Minutes' report on 'soft corruption'

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post




    Let me open this by saying that anyone caught using their office to inside trade should end up behind bars regardless of the letter following their name. But it does give me a special warmth to see that Queen Pelosi is being exposed as the crook, liar she is.


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    Regardless of how dirty she is the voters in her district will most likely continue to vote for her. Many libs make the assumption that republicans are for big business and democrats are for the working class guy. What they fail to realize is that democrats enjoying sticking their tongues in the assholes of businesses to toss their salad for votes and favors just as much as the republicans do.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Pelosi fires back at '60 Minutes' report on 'soft corruption'

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    She is an idiot...and why the hell shes still in a position of authority is amazing....if its proven she insider traded she should get the SAME treatment as Martha Stewart
    You do realize that Martha Stewart did not go to a real prison.
    Martha Stewart headed to prison in West Virginia - Sep. 29, 2004
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

    Cicero Marcus Tullius

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    Re: Pelosi fires back at '60 Minutes' report on 'soft corruption'

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    You do realize that Martha Stewart did not go to a real prison.
    Martha Stewart headed to prison in West Virginia - Sep. 29, 2004
    Close enough.
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