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

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    It doesn't take a real genius to figure out something hinky is going one. A simple look at income of all Congressmen and Senators should of given off clues a long, long time ago. They take the job, after one term (in the house) and their income shoots up to over $500K a year and over $1 million a year after the second term. Senators reach the $1 million mark in their first term. Look at Obama as an example, never held a non-political job, but after 1 term in the Senate, his income was near $2 million a year. This from starting salaries of $174 k/year (source: US Congress Salaries and Benefits – Salaries and Benefits of US Congress Members). I use Obama as example, not to be partisan but because he is an example of someone who had nothing prior to politics and we have access to information on what he has now. Either they are using insider information or they have the most successful fund managers in history. It would be really nice to have their fund manager if they are not doing something like using inside information.

    The fact that 60 minutes, one of the most left leaning news sources, actually called out Pelosi, one of their own, is a strong indicator that this far more common than most of us know. This is also a strong indicator that it is not party limited. If it had only been Republicans doing it, 60 Minutes would of been hounding them for years. Apparently, someone in the left has decided to start dumping the negativity for the party onto Pelosi and let her hang for everything instead of it splashing back on BO or the rest of the party. She actually makes a good lightning rod for the Democrats, short of an actual criminal conviction, her re-election is pretty much guaranteed in her district. Even if she retires or steps aside, that district is only going to go one way.
    What a bunch of partisan drivel they investigated both leaders Boehner and Pelosi the fact remains that what they are doing is not ILLEGAL it should be but is not illegal the only way to prevent this wide spread abuse in the markets is to regulate the opportunity out but that is not going to happen, to believe that insider trading is not going on all across the board involving politicians and others who have an in is no different then believing in Santa Claus. A number of members here keep asking how the rich steal from the poor and middle class you don't have to look any further then Wall Street which is the largest scam ever run in the world

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

    Quote Originally Posted by EarlzP View Post
    What a bunch of partisan drivel they investigated both leaders Boehner and Pelosi the fact remains that what they are doing is not ILLEGAL it should be but is not illegal the only way to prevent this wide spread abuse in the markets is to regulate the opportunity out but that is not going to happen, to believe that insider trading is not going on all across the board involving politicians and others who have an in is no different then believing in Santa Claus. A number of members here keep asking how the rich steal from the poor and middle class you don't have to look any further then Wall Street which is the largest scam ever run in the world
    What do you think a world without stock markets, and or trade would look like?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    What do you think a world without stock markets, and or trade would look like?

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    We don't have to wonder what happens when the markets go unregulated do we? Maybe some of those who are rich might actually have to work for a living

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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 j-mac, in the OP View Post

    [....] it does give me a special warmth to see that Queen Pelosi is being exposed as the crook, liar she is.
    You have neglected to explain how she is a "crook, liar".

    Because she sold an IPO at a profit? If so, we're going to need prison housing for millions of new inmates . . . .

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    [...] Demands and gets a 7 series jet to fly coast to coast weekly, and stocks it with 150K of booze and snacks. [...]
    All lies. Yet another Pelosi hate thread

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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac, replying to another View Post
    Does every problem in this world come back to 'It is all Bush's fault'? [...]
    He was providing context and balance to a thread which is heading in what I presume is the intended direction (let's dump on Pelosi without any accurate facts nor rational argument).

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

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    All lies. Yet another Pelosi hate thread
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    Re: Pelosi fires back at '60 Minutes' report on 'soft corruption'

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    You have neglected to explain how she is a "crook, liar".

    Because she sold an IPO at a profit? If so, we're going to need prison housing for millions of new inmates . . . .
    She created laws and then excluded herself from them. I consider that right at the top of the crooked list.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    She created laws and then excluded herself from them. I consider that right at the top of the crooked list.
    So might I, if you had explained yourself. Instead, I stand at the foot of a tower called Babel.

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