I will go out on the limb and make the claim that ALL (not most) Washington politicians are crooks. If they now have more money than what they came into office with, they are GUILTY OF CORRUPTION. That is how they maintain party discipline. Once a person takes the bait he has made a pact with the devil. Everything is documented in such a way that if he/she later gets out of line, the evidence is produced and the person is ruined. It is the ultimate organized crime syndicate.Thanks. Now watch this. I'm going to do something very rare on DTT. I'm going to apologize.
So, TN. Thank you for posting the sources. I was interrupted while reading and completely jumped over them. I apologize.
AND thank you to FrostKing for the Bloomberg link.
So here's my reply. I don't like it. I don't like the fact that Congress and others in positions of authority GET/HAVE inside information. I don't like the unfair advantage of facts, little known to most others, but I don't know HOW to stop that. AND as is stated in the Bloomberg article most of the time these folks are walking a fine line:
"If you were a senator, Steve, and I gave you $10,000 cash, one or both of us is probably gonna go to jail. But if I’m a corporate executive and you’re a senator, and I give you IPO shares in stock and over the course of one day that stock nets you $100,000, that’s completely legal."AND here's another thing I don't like. I don't like Trump supporters who condemn people like Nancy Pelosi (and others) for possible ethical violations while accepting and in fact, praising, people like Trump for his disreputable, unprincipled affairs--financially and otherwise. That's called hypocrisy.
If you don't like it in Pelosi---if you think she is lining her pockets while using her position of authority, then you should most certainly condemn the current occupant of the White House.