I really enjoyed that. Also last night, Steve Kroft did a report on 60 Minutes about members of Congress and insider trading. I am calling it "insider trading"; however, it is legal for Congress to do it. It should not be.
Here is the link to the 60 Minutes story and it is text and video:
The next national election is now less than a year away and congressmen and senators are expending much of their time and their energy raising the millions of dollars in campaign funds they'll need just to hold onto a job that pays $174,000 a year.
Few of them are doing it for the salary and all of them will say they are doing it to serve the public. But there are other benefits: Power, prestige, and the opportunity to become a Washington insider with access to information and connections that no one else has, in an environment of privilege where rules that govern the rest of the country, don't always apply to them.
Questioning Pelosi: Steve Kroft heads to D.C.
When Nancy Pelosi, John Boehner, and other lawmakers wouldn't answer Steve Kroft's questions, he headed to Washington to get some answers about their stock trades.
Most former congressmen and senators manage to leave Washington - if they ever leave Washington - with more money in their pockets than they had when they arrived, and as you are about to see, the biggest challenge is often avoiding temptation.
It is a very important story. Remember you can stream it online if you missed the show last night or you can read the transcript. On the same topic, today M.J. Lee (POLITICO) reports:
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