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.
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