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With 90% disapproval rating, Congress voted almost unanimously to eliminate insider stock trading by its members. Unfortunately, that is like using a bucket to save the Titanic.
In case you missed it:
Sixteen members of Congress have directed federal tax dollars to companies, colleges and community groups where their relatives work as salaried employees, lobbyists or board members, according to an examination of federal disclosure forms and local public records by The Washington Post. The full story here.
We also learned this week that being a former member of Congress, even one who lost reelection by 17 points, is pretty profitable.
grew wealthy over his four years working as a corporate consultant and media commentator after leaving in 2006, his newly released federal tax returns show.
Our democracy has inspired others around the world for more than two centuries. It is time that voters realize they have the power to make it great again.