“I do solemnly swear to uphold, defend and protect the Constitution of the United States, and personally profit through legalized, illegal insider trading; so help me God.”
Why is this one sentence not included in the oath of office for United States Senators, Judges, Congressmen and Women, and even the President of the United States and their staffs?
Why would people indebt themselves for millions of dollars to campaign for a job, in “public service”, paying hundreds of thousands of dollars a year? For one of two reasons; (1) they truly believe in serving their fellow man through a political office. (2) They want to personally profit from their new office of political power.
Congress people, Senators, their staffs and even the President can engage in insider trading based on information obtained from confidential and private meeting held within the federal government. Often, such meetings are concerning pending or upcoming legislations.
Congressional insider trading is not limited to Republicans or Democrats; nearly all are involved from Nancy Pelosi to John Kerry, and many others; So Who Cares? Buying and selling stock, bonds and other financial instruments based on information obtained not available to the general public, can land John Q. Public in prison, but not those in government and elected offices. Why, because, they, the law makers, gave themselves an exemption to the law that puts the public in jail for the same activity.
Before voting for any candidate, Republican or Democrat, Liberal or Conservative, take a look at their position on Federal Insider Trading. If they do not oppose, in words and action, you may be about to vote for another political crook looking for a political office.
Why it matters; http://www.theouthousereport.com/1/post/2010/07/we-the-people-part-3-establish-justice.html