CORRUPT GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS DOING INSIDER TRADING WITH KNOWLEDGE NOT KNOWN TO THE PUBLIC

Yesterday, came a news article about how some government officials, in this case Republican Speaker Boehner though some Democrats are equally culpable, used insider information (supposedly secret knowledge about the economy and corporate financial status) to rework their own investments and make huge profits, selling or buying, because of being privy to that information, “Lawmakers reworked financial portfolios after talks with Treasury Officials”, Huffington Post, 6/24/12.

In the comments following the news story, this comment appeared:

Trish333:

“Still wondering why conservatives want smaller government? Just imagine what we don’t know that’s wound around all of those bureaucracies.”

In response, this reply comment was posted, “Trish, you would do well to find our why, how, and what for those bureaucracies were created; have you ever heard of Teddy Roosevelt, also known as the “Trust Buster”.  He was a real Republican hero like Abe Lincoln, both of whom are now turning over in their grave after reading your inane comment.  They were icons of what used to be known as the Grand Old Party.

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