Congressmen (and Obama) gain vast fortunes while Americans suffer

July 13, 2011 07:46

Lawmakers and staffers have immunity from trading on the insider information they have access to. Insider trading of this kind by the public can result in prison time. Just ask Martha Stewart. Several lawmakers and Obama have managed to increase their fortunes dramatically while Americans have suffered. Stock trades are also a good way to hide political payoffs. Remember when Hillary Clinton made a quick $100,000 on cattle futures?

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