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


    (CNN) -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi fired back Sunday at a CBS News' "60 Minutes" report that highlighted several instances of what it suggested could be "soft corruption."
    The show looked at the investments of various lawmakers -- including Pelosi, House Speaker John Boehner and Republican Rep. Spencer Bachus of Alabama -- who reportedly bought stocks around the same time legislation involving those investments was being discussed.
    Pelosi and her husband participated in an initial public offering of Visa in 2008, according to CBS. They bought 5,000 shares at the initial price of $44; two days later, shares were trading at $64, CBS said.

    Pelosi fires back at '60 Minutes' report on 'soft corruption' - CNN.com

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

    ^ Just curious if either of you feel the same about Republican congress people who own stock, or is it just your Democrat enemies?

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

    Oh, Maggie, she only looked like an idiot because she is.

    As for insider trading; any insider trading in any form should be punished.
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    Re: Pelosi fires back at '60 Minutes' report on 'soft corruption'

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    ^ Just curious if either of you feel the same about Republican congress people who own stock, or is it just your Democrat enemies?
    Oh, Christ. Another partisan hack.
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    Re: Pelosi fires back at '60 Minutes' report on 'soft corruption'

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    ^ Just curious if either of you feel the same about Republican congress people who own stock, or is it just your Democrat enemies?

    Did you actually read my opening posting, or just see the subject and feel the need to look foolish with your own post?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Did you actually read my opening posting, or just see the subject and feel the need to look foolish with your own post?




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    I'm guessing the answer is; "Yes."
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    Re: Pelosi fires back at '60 Minutes' report on 'soft corruption'

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    ^ Just curious if either of you feel the same about Republican congress people who own stock, or is it just your Democrat enemies?
    What do you think "no sitting congressman" means? You really did not understand that?

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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 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.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Oh, Christ. Another partisan hack.
    Why am I a partisan hack for asking a simple question?

    Is your view bipartisan or not? Are you afraid to answer?

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