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Q:When did you realize that so many insider trading and sweetheart land deals were going on?
A: When I first discovered that members of Congress are exempt from insider trading laws, I didn’t believe it. Then, when I started to look at their stock trades and compare them with what they were doing in office, I was stunned.
Q: What do you mean by the "Permanent Political Class"?
A: I think politics in Washington has become a business opportunity. Republicans and Democrats are not so different as you think. They work together to enrich themselves. They have designed the system to work so that they can make lots of money doing things that would get the rest of us sent to jail.
Q: What do you mean by "honest graft"?
A: When people think of politicians making money in Washington, they think of bribery and other illegal activities. That’s small potatoes. The real money is made by doing stuff that’s legal, including insider trading on the stock market and land deals.
Q: Politicians are exempt from insider trading laws? You’re kidding, right?
A: No. They write the rules, and guess what: the rules that apply to us don’t apply to them. By the way, they are also exempt from whistleblower laws. If you see your boss committing a financial crime, you can report them and you will be protected. You can’t be fired. But if your boss is a congressman? You’re toast. You are not protected.
Q: What’s wrong with politicians who trade stock? Don’t we want them involved in the economy?
A: Yes, but they are doing exactly what corporate insiders get sent to jail for doing. It’s a double standard and it’s unfair. If Martha Stewart had been in the U.S. Senate, she would have been protected.
I have bought several copies of this book for friends and relatives to read and pass on.
This book did help me to think hard about my political understanding and i hope people like us can find a way to stop this breach of trust.
In Throw Them All Out, Schweizer points to some truly disturbing instances of insider trading by members of the U.S. Congress.
This is an eye opening account about our Federal modern day government. Superb account of what actually goes on in the halls of Congress. Read morePublished 12 days ago by H. D. MIELE
can people ever get enough truth. no such thing as equality only the concept of it. read and decide for yourself, at a public library near you.Published 1 month ago by RAD
If you like FOX News and the Blaze Network, you'll love this book. If not, save your time and money.Published 1 month ago by Clifton G. Osborn
An excellent, if somewhat right-leaning overview of the shuddering extent to which the USA is an oligarchy. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Edward Holcroft
Despite its brevity, this book is very well researched. There are multiple examples of politicians making stock buys or sales before votes on various industries and projects, and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by anonymous
This book was written to expose the democrats in their cronyism. Most of the book and entire chapters focus on only democrats and there are only short passages that expose... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Joseph1750
Are you as sick of our government and politicians as most people are? Learn how really sick our politicians are and what they do to us. More than you realize.Published 2 months ago by Michael Berish