POSTED: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 6:48pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 10:26am
tyler — Just when you think those in Washington D.C. are out of touch, this comes out. The Washington Post reports Congress low approval ratings have sparked a rare instance of bipartisanship.
Both parties are rushing to pass a bill that would make it clear that insider trading laws apply to lawmakers.
The Senate voted 93-2 Monday to clear the way for consideration of amendments, and sponsors hope for final passage later this week.
Members of both parties looked at approval ratings in the teens in an election year and didn't like what they saw. But it was an independent, Sen. Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut, who may have best expressed Congress' political plight.
"The numbers of people who have a favorable impression of this body are so low that we're down to close relatives and paid staff. And I'm not so sure about the paid staff," he said.
Only in the nations capitol is insider trading seen as some sort of a right. Some sort of a perk.
As I always say about the folks on both sides of the isle, rules for thee but not for me.
Pollster Scott Rasmussen has a new book out. It's called The People's Money.
You know you're money which is in high demand for all that pork.
I want to read this book because Rasmussen says what D.C. has been telling us for a century is a lie. And that people are hip to that.
Politicians say we rubes want to tighten up the budget, but saw when specific programs are offered up, the people screw'em.
Rasmussen says that's not true. Most folks would take cuts if it helps the country.
But, this insider Washington attitude seeps out every day to more people.
And one day, there is going to be a political Armageddon at the ballot box.
And most of these insider traders will become working stiffs like you and me.
To me, that day cant come too soon.
That's my point of view, what's yours?
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