Infuriating New Rules That Congress Play By Will Make You Want To Throw Something

| April 17, 2016

Once upon a time, maybe Congress played by the same rules as the people.

But, then, something began to change. People in Congress realized that they could give themselves benefits that nobody else had access to. Over time, that came to include the “right” to bounce personal checks at will, have healthcare for life, and have an extravagant pension at taxpayer expense no matter how short a time spent in office.

Now, they have exempted themselves from doing the very things that they want to hang Wall Street for: insider trading. Not only have they made it basically legally for them to practice insider trading, but they have told told courts that they can’t even be prosecuted for doing the kind of things that give other people jail time.

I can’t be the only person who finds this absolutely insulting. Congress basically flaunted their power to set up a whole separate set of rules to play by, and they are allowing themselves to profit in ways that even Wall Street insiders are prevented by law from doing.

I think more and more that we need to vote out pretty much the entire membership of Congress and their staffers and replace it with Tea Partiers who understand integrity because it’s obvious that almost no one in Congress has any.

What do you think about these new insider trading rules for Congress and staff members? Tell us below.

  • RobFromDallas

    Man, I do NOT trust ANY politician. Conservative, Liberal, Moderate, whatever. They are ruined when that money starts pouring in. We need a whole new system that keeps these politicians honest. But how?

    • wsurfs .

      AK47s…??

      • BOBNIXON1

        BRAVO, THATS THE ONLY DAM THING THAT GETS ATTENTION.
        VOTE ALL YOU WANT TO ,SAME OLD CHIT.

        • The Redman

          Yep. white-folks LOVE 2 kill, lie, and steal 4 gain. boop-o-nix

          • Ken Richardson

            Yeah reminds me of Chicago were all the black kill, maim, steal and run drugs against themselves. Yeah Reddy butt you know all about that don’t you.

          • The Redman

            Yep. it all comes from white-folks, they supply it. kim

        • wsurfs .

          Thank you…! I’m taking a bow…! Can you see me..?? Remember when these greedy politicians were called “public servants”…!!?? SAME OLD CHIT is right….!

      • dmttbt

        When we talk about term limits, we already have term limits, the trouble is you can’t vote someone out if there is nobody willing to actually run for the job and do what is required. I know I am not alone when I say that maybe Trump will be what he says he is. We don’t have a choice, the ones we have we know what they are but him, we are not so sure just yet. I would rather give him a chance that stick with the fools we have now.

        • wsurfs .

          Absolutely..!! We must get rid of the antiAmericans…!! I do believe Trump loves our country and will “Make it Great AGAIN..!!! Let’s hope and pray that happens…!!!

    • Terry Cornell

      It’s called the Constitution but the problem is that we need to find a whole lot of people who would abide and enforce the Constitution instead of bypassing it every chance they get. I don’t see that happening anytime soon.

    • Dennis B Anderson

      We need our laws enforced our government is running Washington like a teenage brothel. Its time to take out the trash and get back to business.

  • Dianna9490

    A new system for politicians- if u want to b a politician u will NOT B PAID ANY SALARY! PERIOD!

    • wsurfs .

      Remember when these criminals used to be called “public servants”…!!??

  • grmetalman

    Politicians should receive the same median pay as the middle class receive and no more than two terms in office. So lets vote out all incumbants and put in regular honest hard working people, not professional politicians

    • The Redman

      white-folks ruined america

  • Rose Boltz

    We need to kick them all out and start over. We do not have to stand for this crap. Straighten up or out

  • wsurfs .

    WE are NO longer “WE THE PEOPLE”….!! We are “WE THE PEONS”….!!! The people (peons) need to RISE UP…!!

    • old codger

      You spelled it slightly wrong, it’s peed/ pissed on! They’d best hope the wind blows in the right direction lest the urine hits them instead!! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!

      • The Redman

        Yep. dem white-folks have really made a mess of the u.s. over the yrs.-huh.

        • Ken Richardson

          Yes Reddy butt, especially the last seven years. But we learn from our mistakes and will change that.

          • The Redman

            Since 1776 U stink-skin white-folks have done nothing but ruin things 4 everybody in the world. kim

      • wsurfs .

        HAHAHA…!!! ;D ….and yes…..enough is ENOUGH…!!!

    • The Redman

      white-folks ruined america

      • Ken Richardson

        Yeah Reddy butt, we did so by letting people like you get elected to office.

        • The Redman

          From ya boy Washington 2 -W-. yall white-folks have done nothing but cause trouble and mayhem. kim

      • unbridled

        Yep, you right! Whitey brought you black bastards here, set you free and then gave you all that you needed to multiply like rabbits at their expense….

        • The Redman

          Nah, not like “rabbits”. yall white-folks do dat wit ya own children. U stupid unbridled-inbreed.

        • BOBNIXON1

          UNBRIDLED, KUDOS WISH I HAD SAID THAT, THAT SHOULD TAKE EFFECT ON THU REDA$$, HE IS SURE GOOD PR FOR HIS RACE.

          • The Redman

            U R A stupid imbreed

      • wsurfs .

        You again with your racist drama and racist drivel…??? Don’t you remember, I told you to post to someone who actually cared what you have to say….??!!!

        • The Redman

          I told U pinkie, dat yall so called white-folks ruined america

          • wsurfs .

            i told U blackie dat y’all so called black folks ruined america…!!!

          • The Redman

            white-folks R always in the news about raping lil children

  • kassa1

    Just remembered the corruption from the White House to City Hall as they put their self above the law. The constitution says ( which the politicians hate cup ) we are ALL EQUAL UNDER THE LAW ! This does not exempt anyone and it’s our fault for letting this continue. The Congress and the Senate was not set up for a full-time job so these whores in the Senate and Congress can pad their pockets and make crooked laws that protect the money people . Where do you think Hillary and Bill Clinton got $200 million from in the Obamas for Obama never doing anything but a community agitator having $20 million in excess of in the bank. They’re only getting by with what we the people are allowing. Time to wake America evil exists because good men fail to rise the OCassiopeia!

  • flashy0ne

    They are NOT the only ones ! Some years ago a wise man pointed out that when people (or their representatives) found that they could vote themselves grants from the public fund, bankruptcy would soon follow. We will soon be in debt for 20 TRILLION dollars. I can’t even grasp a number this big — I only know it spells DISASTER !! Just remember folks, WE voted for these crooks and deserve what WE asked for !!!

    • BOBNIXON1

      FLASHONE, YOU ARE DEAD ON,AMERICAN LIBS. PUT THEM IN AND WE ARE REAPING ALL THEIR CHIT. THE MOFFIA MOVED TO DC.

  • Patriot47

    Start by winning a presidential election. That MUST be step one.

  • Alex Peshansky

    The real term limits should be one term in elected office and, if the personal wealth has increased (including any family member), second term in jail.

  • louann

    God willing someone will clean house.

    • The Redman

      Yeah, right. other corrupt white-folks, huh. low-down lou

      • Ken Richardson

        Reddy butt if you look you will see that there are lots of diversity in government, so being the fool you are, notice that all steal.

        • The Redman

          98% white-folks. kim

      • louann

        Well hello Mr red man.smile! Life is to short.

        • The Redman

          Yep,4 some. low-anna

  • James D Vaughn

    I’m not familiar with those rules, what are they?

    • The Redman

      Its called; white-folks privileges 4 ever.

  • The Redman

    white-folks and their hate, inbreeding, guns, and greed has ruin america

    • BOBNIXON1

      SO THIS BASTARD SHOWS UP AGAIN, HAS WEALFARE,FREE HOUSING,
      FREE MEDICAL HEALTH CARE,AND A OBAMA PHONE. AND STILL BITCHING.

      • hitlery

        He is called a troll. Just ignore him. He isn’t worth a breath of air.

      • The Redman

        I live wit yo no good mama, on her welfare, in her free housing, use her free medical, and talk on her free Obama phone. while U’re bitching. bobbie-jo. hahahhhhahahahha

        • BOBNIXON1

          REDMAN, THANKS AT LEAST YO BEING HONEST. LOL

  • John Green

    Jail all these criminals NOW! They have to live under the same rules we do! The hell to them! Send them to prison! I am retired from the military! I had to serve with honor to receive my retirement! All these politicians should not receive any pension until 60 or 65! Then these people would do their job with HONOR!!!! This includes Barry Obama!

  • Terry Cornell

    Someday, Congress is going to do something that will ignite America’s first civil war and it will get real ugly.

  • Alan404

    Every member of Congress (House and Senate), prior to taking office, takes an oath which included “supporting, defending and upholding the constitution”. How many of them actually carry out their oath of office? When was the last time any of them were prosecuted for perjury?

  • Barbara Schrader

    I think they all need to go. No benefits, pension or health care. Let them try to live like we. the people they are supposed to represent. have to.

  • PamFromGA

    We need to take their money away after they leave congress and all benefits plus make terms. Maybe we can start passing laws…there has to be something we can do

  • Sandy devine

    We the people are sick about this BEHAVIOUR !! This all needs to be cleaned out. Hire a representative to find all this stuff and present to the people to vote on it.. NOT THEM!!! It’s starting in the state level and soon we pay for that as well.. Bit America, our own is raping us!!!

  • BIG STAN

    WHAT HAS TO BE DONE WITH ALL POLITICIANS IN OFFICE AT THE PRESENT TIME,IS TO GIVE THEM MORE TIME,TIME IN A PENITENTIARY FOR ALL THE CRIMINAL ACTS THEY HAVE PERPETRATED ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THEN HAVE THEM RETURN ALL THEIR BENEFITS LEGAL AND ILLEGAL,TO THE CITIZENS THAT ELECTED THEM . PUT THEM ON SOCIAL SECURITY PAYMENTS.INSTALL TERM LIMITS FOR NEW MEMBERS AND THROW OUT PENSIONS FOR EVERYONE. MOST PEOPLE HAVE TO WORK 20 YEARS OR BETTER TO DESERVE A PENSION. THESE CLOWNS SERVE ONE TERM AND THEN ARE PENSIONED FOR LIFE. HOW UNFAIR IS THAT?BUT THAT IS THE CODE OF THE THIEVING SNAKES . LETS GET A NEW BROOM AND CLEAN THE HOUSES OF ALL THE RATS.

  • Pogo

    the word “integrity” has no place in any discussion of our Congress.

  • billdeserthills

    String up the first few and the rest will cheerfully agree with anything asked

  • theicecube

    Even if all of them were voted out of office, the rules they have passed for themselves will still be there for the next group to take advantage of.

  • ralph

    We can start by looking at the people that want in office on both sides and not vote party lines but vote for people that think about and work for America because that is where we get every thing from and what protects us. Do you feel protected now ? that is done by the voter doing party lines like it is a contest of the party it is not the vote has to be taken to heart we have to look at all the people and we need to think only one thing what and who is going to think and take actions that are good for America and will not do it behind closed doors and will listen to the peoples views and really work to put America first at all times. We have the power to recall theses things that we put up in office and we should be going out and checking on who we put in there and see what they are doing and see if it is for America and if not start bring it out right away. And at this time we could be screaming Trump from every corner of America so load that they can hear us all over the world.

    • hitlery

      1 problem is Trump loves those guys. He can kick and scream all he wants but he has always paid them. If it wasn’t for the trumps bribing these crooked bastards, we wouldn’t have as many problems.

  • Cadfael

    We need a Constitutional Article 5 Convention of States controlled by the State Legislatures to correct all this. One term only (4years only, one and done). No more than $70,000 pay annually, no pensions, same healthcare as the taxpayers paid by themselves, no immunity. no bouncing checks, no insider trading, no accepting bribes, gifts, speech reimbursements from lobbyists, no accepting airplane rides, no Congressional sauna, or gym – you want to sweat hold a townhall meeting, you want to workout get a gym membership on your own dime, no Gulfstream Jet flights for the Speaker of the House. As my uncle used to say: “you done did it to yourself folks, you thought you were above the people time to give you a little thought correction.”

  • Carl Harless

    Lets VOTE them out!

  • ADRoberts

    Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
    Apparently they believe they have absolute power.
    And unless we show them we have the ability to make them answer to us, they will continue to do so.
    Do you see this as a reason for revolution. How else are we going to get their attention
    They honestly believe that we can’t TOUCH THEM.
    So it is time to PRAY WITHOUT CEASING. Maybe God removing a few of them will get their attention.
    Do you think they will come up with a law forbidding us to pray for God to strike them dead?

  • Patriot41

    We could start out by amending the Constitution on the pay and benefit packages that members of Congress and the president enjoy; Set limits on their travel pay; Term limits in office; Force them to use the same healthcare system that citizens are forced to use; And hold them legally accountable for breaking their oath of office as well as any of our other laws. This all can be accomplished by holding a Constitutional Convention, thereby taking the power out of the hands of Congress to deny implementation of such an amendment.

  • gomurr

    I notice no details. Possibly because this news is years old.

  • Jtitan24

    An absolute must to vote these Crooks out of office, Reid, McConnell, Ryan, Shumer and the whole bunch should be brought to trial and made to repay t,o the American tax payer the monies they have stolen.Let’s pry that TRUMP CAN GET THE JOB Done, hire an Attorney General that will go after these crooks, The Clinton’s, Obama’s, Soro’s and the rest of their MOB GANG. From Chicago Thugs, none better than the Capone Gang if not worse.

  • nightingayle

    Oh, he is so right….need to start over with people who believe and actually protect the Constitution like they swear an oath on but don’t mean…Terms not life long politicians making money for themselves and screwing Americans over..
    And get rid of the Skull and Bones Illuminati cults our government is so fond of

    • dmttbt

      I agree, when they have their skull and bones brothers needing something they see that they get it. We have had the wrong club in power for way too long.
      If you favor democrat or republican, you are still fooling yourself. The organized crime party is all we have. They love to play us as if they were different but they are not. If you think that crime would not be involved in a group that controls trillions of dollars, you are mistaken.

      • nightingayle

        yes, both republicans and democrat elites…Americans should be all on the same side against these corrupt people… they plan to destroy our way of life..it won’t be better, we will lose all freedoms and those elites will be powerful, richer and have all the freedom they want..we will be like peasants…if only people could see what is happening

  • papa doug

    This is what you have when you have a liberal/socialist controlled congress and Senate. This is the government our young people think they want because they THINK they will have free stuff. THIS is what their professors tell them and they believe it!

  • donl

    Trump just may be the man to clean house.

  • Maria castro

    No wonder they fear
    trump.

  • stick

    Only solution as I see it, is time limits on our elected Congressmen and by electing Trump so He can Clean House.

  • Timothy Thompson

    Politicians have access to billions of dollars through their solicitation of contributions to get reelected. Where does all that money come from, where does it ultimately end up at? We on the other hand as average citizens can’t even access the money we have in the bank without triggering the bank to tell the feds cash has been administered to the rightful owner. We are under total discrimination of our finances unable to save and use what we saved without the governments intrusive and in most cases accusing you of misdeeds in obtaining what we save. I’m personally sick of it. Politicians are criminals once they learn the ways of Washington DC, we need states rights to fight against the domination of that town of corruption. Stop sending tax money to Washington, see what will happen. Why send it to wait for a pitiful return, just say no we ain’t going to participate anymore. Let our states take back the 10th amendment. Lets support term limits in Washington DC and fight for them to be under the same laws we are under no exceptions.

  • Carol

    Ive known this for some time….my beef is we cant stop them. They are given the task of monitoring themselves ….so no one can stop them unless you have an all out rebellion against the laws and the corrupt congress. My guess is not many people would do it because they would immediately be targeted while the rest stood by and watched, doing nothing….

    • dmttbt

      We elect them to handle our business. Can you see what they have done with that trust?

  • Carol

    And these are not new rules. Theyve been doing this since I can remember. We would be in prison and forgotten for even thinking what they do daily. Not many people trust them anymore , and I doubt now if we even have fair elections anymore. Ive watched too many votes get stolen right off the TV counting screen and not a thing is done. Its rigged as far as I can see.

    • dmttbt

      The question is who is going to stop them? How do we get the constitution to be upheld? We keep waiting on our representatives but that is a waste of time. The only thing our politicians do is at election time they tell us what they are going to do and what they say they have done. Ask them questions and see how many lies they tell, if they say anything at all. Who would believe them?
      The honorable so and so my so and so.

  • 63Marine

    Wait till Trump is POTUS He will clean up the “Good Old Boy’s Club” and heads will roll.
    He will put in term limits so ALL those old farts will have to get a real job and stop sucking off of America’s teat….

  • dmttbt

    What is the biblical quote about selling your soul? The congress and senate have operated under different laws than the ones they force on everyone else. The big mystery is why do they get away with it and who has the balls to stop them? Maybe Bruce Jenner!

  • dmttbt

    If you are a crook you will be caught and you will go to jail, if you are a crooked politician and you are caught you retire and draw a check every month plus all the other benefits you and your partners voted for yourselves. You could claim the 5th and stay in office and maybe become president some day.