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Lawmakers Deny Insider Trading in ‘60 Minutes’ Report
Roll Call ^ | 11-13-11 | Ryan Teague Beckwith, Jon Stanton

Posted on 11/13/2011 11:36:21 PM PST by STARWISE

Updated: 10:30 p.m.

Members of Congress may be personally profiting from insider information they gather while legislating, according to a “60 Minutes” report that aired tonight.

A segment on the long-running TV news show noted that insider-trading laws do not apply to Members of Congress, highlighting several suspiciously timed deals in which lawmakers profited.

The examples came from Peter Schweizer, a research fellow at the conservative Hoover Institution think tank at Stanford University, but “60 Minutes” said it verified all of the information in them.

* Rep. Spencer Bachus bought stock option funds that would profit if the market crashed just before the financial meltdown of 2008. As then-ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee, the Alabama Republican had received closed-door briefings from then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on the impending financial crisis. His office issued a statement saying he never trades on non-public information.

* Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), then House Minority Leader, bought stocks in private health insurance companies in the days before the government-run public option was removed from the Democratic health care overhaul bill. A Boehner spokesman said a financial adviser he consults once a year makes all of his investment decisions.

“I have not made any decisions on day-to-day trading activities in my account and haven’t for years,” Boehner told “60 Minutes” correspondent Steve Kroft during a news conference last week. “I do not do it, haven’t done it and wouldn’t do it.”

* House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and her husband participated in an initial public offering from Visa when she was Speaker, around the time that legislation affecting credit cards was being considered in the House. Pelosi told Kroft at a recent news conference that the idea that those were related was a “false premise.”

“I will hold my record in terms of fighting the credit card companies as Speaker of the House or as a Member of Congress up against anyone,” she said.

The report also highlighted real-estate deals tied to earmarks secured by former Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) and Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.).

A senior GOP aide defended Boehner, saying that his opposition to the public option was a natural policy position favored by conservatives and that it was removed from the health care bill after infighting among Democrats.

“The idea that the Republican leader in the House opposed the ‘public option’ — policy favored by the left of the left — for personal profit is, frankly, stupid,” the aide said.

A source familiar with the issue said that Boehner’s investments in health care came at the behest of his financial adviser, who also recommended a suite of other “blue-chip stocks” to replace a retirement fund associated with his former business.

In a statement today, Pelosi’s office said that her husband’s participation in the Visa IPO was not “preferential” and came at the recommendation of his broker at a Wells Fargo in San Francisco.

Her staff added that Schweizer has previously written books criticizing liberals.

“It is very troubling that ‘60 Minutes’ would base their reporting off of an already-discredited conservative author who has made a career [out of] attacking Democrats,” Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said in the statement.

He added that the credit card legislation mentioned in the piece was reported out of the Judiciary Committee while the House was “consumed” with the Troubled Asset Relief Program bailout.

Hammill also said that the House passed the Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights in September 2008, a proposal that became a law in the next session of Congress, along with the Dodd-Frank financial regulation bill, which limited credit card fees.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 60minutes; bachus; boehner; congress; corruption; dennishastert; insidertrading; juddgregg; pelosi; schweizer; shysters
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The book that was the background for the report:

Yes.... throw all these crooks out!

1 posted on 11/13/2011 11:36:25 PM PST by STARWISE
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To: onyx; penelopesire; maggief; hoosiermama; SE Mom; Liz; rodguy911; Fred Nerks; Red Steel; ...

Take a breath ...


2 posted on 11/13/2011 11:37:41 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker dowTn)
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To: STARWISE

Everybody’s innocent in here. Didn’t you know that? —Andy Dufresne


3 posted on 11/13/2011 11:43:25 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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REVEALED: Nancy Pelosi Blocked Credit Card Reform While Investing Millions in Exclusive Visa Stock Offering

http://biggovernment.com/whall/2011/11/13/revealed-pelosi-blocked-credit-card-reform-while-investing-millions-in-exclusive-visa-stock-offering/

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Obama Campaign Backers and Bundlers Rewarded with Green Grants and Loans

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Excerpt:

Breitbart News editor Peter Schweizer writing in Newsweek:

When President-elect Obama came to Washington in late 2008, he was outspoken about the need for an economic stimulus to revive a struggling economy.

He wanted billions of dollars spent on “shovel-ready projects” to build roads; billions more for developing alternative-energy projects; and additional billions for expanding broadband Internet access and creating a “smart grid” for energy consumption.

After he was sworn in as president, he proclaimed that taxpayer money would assuredly not be doled out to political friends. “Decisions about how Recovery Act dollars are spent will be based on the merits,” he said, referring to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

“Let me repeat that: decisions about how recovery money will be spent will be based on the merits. They will not be made as a way of doing favors for lobbyists.”

Really?

It would take an entire book to analyze every single grant and government-backed loan doled out since Barack Obama became president.

But an examination of grants and guaranteed loans offered by just one stimulus program run by the Department of Energy, for alternative-energy projects, is stunning. The so-called 1705 Loan Guarantee Program and the 1603 Grant Program channeled billions of dollars to all sorts of energy companies.

The grants were earmarked for alternative-fuel and green-power projects, so it would not be a surprise to learn that those industries were led by liberals. Furthermore, these were highly competitive grant and loan programs—not usually a hallmark of cronyism.

Often fewer than 10 percent of applicants were deemed worthy.

Nevertheless, a large proportion of the winners were companies with Obama-campaign connections. Indeed, at least 10 members of Obama’s finance committee and more than a dozen of his campaign bundlers were big winners in getting your money.

At the same time, several politicians who supported Obama managed to strike gold by launching alternative-energy companies and obtaining grants. How much did they get? According to the Department of Energy’s own numbers … a lot.

In the 1705 government-backed-loan program, for example, $16.4 billion of the $20.5 billion in loans granted as of Sept. 15 went to companies either run by or primarily owned by Obama financial backers—individuals who were bundlers, members of Obama’s National Finance Committee, or large donors to the Democratic Party.

The grant and guaranteed-loan recipients were early backers of Obama before he ran for president, people who continued to give to his campaigns and exclusively to the Democratic Party in the years leading up to 2008. Their political largesse is probably the best investment they ever made in alternative energy. It brought them returns many times over.

http://biggovernment.com/publius/2011/11/12/obama-campaign-backers-and-bundlers-rewarded-with-green-grants-and-loans/


4 posted on 11/13/2011 11:45:11 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker dowTn)
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To: STARWISE
Of course they do... Do you expect the liars to admit they are breaking the law.

This report is absolutely sick for the average hard working, tax paying, law abiding Joe.

5 posted on 11/13/2011 11:45:43 PM PST by Sprite518
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To: STARWISE
...the long-running TV news show noted that insider-trading laws do not apply to Members of Congress...

Why is that? Why are these thieves (and worse) allowed to enact laws yet exempt themselves from the very laws they impose on the rest of us? That {expletive} has got to stop, like yesterday.

6 posted on 11/13/2011 11:47:33 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: STARWISE

Wait a minute.

At first I was pissed then I thought back to Frauxbama’s comments of late and his intent to drive Congress’ approval numbers into the ground.

Looks like his sycophant operatives are at work here.

The Dems can’t be touched, they are the minority, so the majority will take the hit for “crony capitalism”, erhhh, doucebag kickback takers....


7 posted on 11/13/2011 11:48:05 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Sprite518; All

EXCLUSIVE: Financial Documents Suggest GOP Rep. Bachus Profited from ‘Insider Trading’ on TARP Bailout

Excerpt:

U.S. Representative Spencer Bachus (R-AL) had access to highly sensitive financial information during the 2008 bailout debates that may have helped him earn tens of thousands of dollars by trading stock options, even as most Americans’ portfolios took a beating.

On Sunday, Rep. Bachus’s trading behavior came under fire in a 60 Minutes report based on Throw Them All Out, the book by investigative journalist and Breitbart editor that has triggered a political earthquake in Washington. Schweizer, who is also a Breitbart editor, devotes a significant portion of the book to exposing possible congressional insider trading.

*snip*

July 14th: Bachus bets $4,500 that the financial sector will fall, and sells short. Bachus comes up a winner and cashes out the next day for $1,500 in profit.
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August 15th and 22nd: the Alabama congressman buys over $11,000 of SPDR sector option contracts, and sells them a few days later for $5,000.
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September 8th: Paulson gets a troubling call from General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt, saying GE is having trouble moving its bonds. Two days later, Bachus shorts GE options four times in a single day, more than doubling his money.
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September 10th and 15th: Bachus shorts GE a total of 12 times and comes up a winner 9 times—an impressive average for the high-risk options game.
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September 18th: Bachus and congressional leaders receive a private briefing from Paulson and Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke inside then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office. Bernanke warns of a total financial meltdown in a matter of days.
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The very next day, September 19th, Bachus shorts the market by buying contract options on Proshares Ultra-Short QQQ, an index fund that strives for results 200% of the inverse of the Nasdaq 100. He nearly doubles his money when he sells his shares four days later for over $13,000.
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October 21st: the Federal Reserve announces it will spend $540 billion to buy debt from money market mutual funds. The next day Bachus buys over $5,000 of options in Market Vectors TRN, and more than doubles his money.

http://biggovernment.com/whall/2011/11/13/exclusive-financial-documents-suggest-gop-rep-bachus-profited-from-insider-trading-on-tarp-bailout/

MUST READ THE ENTIRE PIECE!


8 posted on 11/13/2011 11:49:34 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker dowTn)
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To: STARWISE

Of course they deny it....


9 posted on 11/13/2011 11:52:05 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: American Constitutionalist; All

Scroll down for the 60 Minutes video

http://biggovernment.com/whall/2011/11/13/revealed-pelosi-blocked-credit-card-reform-while-investing-millions-in-exclusive-visa-stock-offering/


10 posted on 11/13/2011 11:53:21 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker dowTn)
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To: Sprite518

Crony capitalism. The RINO Political Class is every bit as bad as the Democrats.

I, for one, am not surprised to see Boehner’s name on this list. He’s always struck me as the “perfect” Congressman — although I don’t mean it as a compliment.

This is exactly what the Tea Party was formed to fight!


11 posted on 11/13/2011 11:56:11 PM PST by Ronin (If we were serious about using the death penalty as a deterrent, we would bring back public hangings)
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12 posted on 11/14/2011 12:00:09 AM PST by Doofer ("If debt is the problem, how is more debt the solution"?)
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To: Jim Robinson


I suppose keelhauling is still taboo, Jim?

13 posted on 11/14/2011 12:00:36 AM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: STARWISE

Anyone ever notice how many of our public servants become millionaires while in office?


14 posted on 11/14/2011 12:00:41 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Ronin

In the interview, it was revealed that his financial
adviser does his trades, and he speaks to him about
once a year. The question Schweizer would like to
know is if his account is in a blind trust.

But the sickening thing is that it’s not illegal for
them to trade on their inside info. THIS MUST STOP!


15 posted on 11/14/2011 12:03:52 AM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker dowTn)
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To: American Constitutionalist
Of course they deny it

You mean they didn't admit to everything?

They didn't tell the truth?

lol

16 posted on 11/14/2011 12:04:25 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

That’s what the report CLEARLY reveals .. it’s a MUST see.

http://biggovernment.com/whall/2011/11/13/revealed-pelosi-blocked-credit-card-reform-while-investing-millions-in-exclusive-visa-stock-offering/


17 posted on 11/14/2011 12:06:51 AM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker dowTn)
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To: STARWISE
I found this Twitter exchange between Pelosi and Breitbart to be somewhat enlightening:



Looks like Breitbart has "the goods" on Princess Pelosi. In other words, he has a few more documents up his sleeve!

Cheers
18 posted on 11/14/2011 12:10:58 AM PST by DoctorBulldog (I'm a Cainiac! Get over it.)
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To: STARWISE
...it was revealed that his financial adviser does his trades, and he speaks to him about once a year...

Yeah, like I believe THAT! Oh sure, technically, he probably didn't say a word to him, but a wink is as good as a nod, he managed to get the message across somehow. They all know the tricks.

It's obscene! They arrive as near paupers, and after between 10 and 30 years of lying their collective butts off, they somehow manage to build a fortune.

Utterly despicable.

19 posted on 11/14/2011 12:11:03 AM PST by Ronin (If we were serious about using the death penalty as a deterrent, we would bring back public hangings)
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To: DoctorBulldog; All

I’d say this is THE big news he promised months ago

“Schweizer, who is also a Breitbart editor, devotes a significant portion of the book to exposing possible congressional insider trading”

http://biggovernment.com/tag/throw-them-all-out/


20 posted on 11/14/2011 12:16:11 AM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker dowTn)
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To: Ronin

True enough .... beyond outrageous!!!

How does Congress investigate itself when there’s NO law against it, conveniently engineered by them?


21 posted on 11/14/2011 12:18:26 AM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker dowTn)
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*Help FR fight to oust the crooks ~ click the pic to donate*
Thank you very much!

22 posted on 11/14/2011 12:41:48 AM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker dowTn)
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To: STARWISE

We watched it and al but a scant few are crooks, filling their own pockets with inside information.


23 posted on 11/14/2011 1:38:52 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: STARWISE

The converse side of this is that lawmakers share inside information with lobbyists from Wall Street, who pay for it with campaign contributions.


24 posted on 11/14/2011 1:53:18 AM PST by wideminded
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To: STARWISE
Maybe, just maybe this will wake the sleeping giant and we totally re-work congress.
The first thing would be to make them subject to every law we are required to live by.
That includes Social Security.
They want to be treated like royalty. That is NOT what our founding fathers had in mind with congress. It was supposed to be like jury duty. Serve then go back home.
25 posted on 11/14/2011 2:49:28 AM PST by DeaconRed (My Hat Don't Hang on the same Nail to Long. I am a CAT adjuster.)
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To: STARWISE

Is anyone surprised? I’m not surprised. It’s not like this is “totally unexpected”. I’m just glad they have exposed this with such details.

I can name one example off the top of my head that’s got to be in this book, and if it’s not it should be — the ties between Homeland Security Personnel and the makers of the Airport “Naked” Scanners that received the job (which union are they?). Those people involved made a LOT of money there - AND did it by violating the public’s rights to privacy and safety.

If Martha Stewart went to jail, you can bet these folks deserve to be there for a lot longer than she was... It’s not like these were one time situations either — I’d bet you could charge these members of Congress as a group with the RICO Act.


26 posted on 11/14/2011 2:55:35 AM PST by LibertyRocks
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To: DoctorBulldog

EXCELLENT! That’s the type of off-the-cuff accusation and denial that’s fun to read, isn’t it? I hope she’s worried.

Folks should get in touch with Patrick Fitzgerald in the US Attorney’s Office in Chicago — they could presumably nail her with Fraud in regards to Obama and/or ACORN. It has been rumored by Hillary’s supporters back in 2008, that Fitzgerald had information that even named Pelosi and Obama in conjunction with the Blagojevich (sp?) investigation/trial.


27 posted on 11/14/2011 3:01:22 AM PST by LibertyRocks
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To: ThunderSleeps

Why are they allowed? Because we allow them.


28 posted on 11/14/2011 3:41:27 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: STARWISE

They deny the claims??????

I’m SHOCKED.....SHOCKED I tell you.

How could these vicious people attack the integrity of these “wholesome and good” politicians?

/sarc


29 posted on 11/14/2011 4:02:36 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: ThunderSleeps
Why are these thieves (and worse) allowed to enact laws yet exempt themselves from the very laws they impose on the rest of us?

Am recalling this from memory, so may not be completely correct.

During the 1980s this came up and Congress was forced to write themselves into not being exempt from the laws they enacted. Not certain when they re-exempted themselves.

30 posted on 11/14/2011 5:12:10 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen. --> AmeriCain)
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To: STARWISE

Of course it’s insider trading. Duh.


31 posted on 11/14/2011 5:19:23 AM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: STARWISE
I have been waiting for this stuff to come out. It is explosive. If you are on Twitter follow @ThrowThemALLOut

If there is or is going to be a ping list for this subject matter, please add me. Great job pulling all the links/info together. After listening to Steven Bannon’s interview of the author and a few others last night, there should be lots of stuff coming out. Kudos Starwise.

32 posted on 11/14/2011 5:26:37 AM PST by LuvFreeRepublic (Support our military or leave. I will help you pack BO!)
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To: STARWISE

I’m just hearing about all this. I’ll remind myself that this is CBS, then start reading.


33 posted on 11/14/2011 5:32:54 AM PST by TankerKC (Welcome to the age of "I Meant to Do That" Diplomacy)
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To: STARWISE

Now we know why Mr. $$$$mith goes to Washington and does everything he can to $tay there.


34 posted on 11/14/2011 5:35:27 AM PST by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: Jim Robinson

perfect.


35 posted on 11/14/2011 5:43:13 AM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Wolfie

Why are they allowed? Because we allow them.
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
They are ‘allowed’ because the ONLY constant here is

“THEY are all a bunch of crooks. No good, lying thieves that should be strung up. Congressman, Senators, Pols in general, Lobbyists, Teachers etc etc
EXCEPTING,
of course, MINE, who is a straight shooter.”

That train of thought keeps the same old dead wood in office.


36 posted on 11/14/2011 5:44:16 AM PST by xrmusn ((6/98) If govt involved, the more outlandish a scheme appears, the truer it probably is.)
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To: STARWISE
Congress could easily modity their ethics rules to mandate a double blind trust (Congresscritter doesn't know choices being made; trustee doesn't know who is the client) for themselves and their immediate family members. Don't like that restriction? Don't run for office.

Pelosi may be "above the law" but I doubt that applies to her husband. Martha Stewart was jailed for a lot less. Let Mr. Nancy Pelosi feel the heat.

37 posted on 11/14/2011 5:47:31 AM PST by NonValueAdded (At 4 AM, it is a test; at 2 PM, it is a demonstration)
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To: dragnet2

The Clintons come to mind.
How ‘bout those cattle futures, Hillary ?


38 posted on 11/14/2011 5:48:17 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: NonValueAdded

Sure, goes along with the long recorded history of people voting themselves out of millions of dollars.


39 posted on 11/14/2011 5:53:00 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: STARWISE

Time to hire gallow builders.


40 posted on 11/14/2011 5:59:31 AM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: crosshairs; STARWISE
Time to hire gallow builders.

1789 France...

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41 posted on 11/14/2011 6:11:39 AM PST by Doofer ("If debt is the problem, how is more debt the solution"?)
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To: STARWISE; All

Peter Schweizer’s FaceBook page, for interested parties:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Peter-Schweizer/299095970114553?sk=wall#!/pages/Peter-Schweizer/299095970114553?sk=wall&filter=12


42 posted on 11/14/2011 6:14:05 AM PST by LuvFreeRepublic (Support our military or leave. I will help you pack BO!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Everybody’s innocent in here. Didn’t you know that? —Andy Dufresne

heh...yup.

43 posted on 11/14/2011 6:44:30 AM PST by TomServo
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To: STARWISE

Well of course they deny it!

You don’t think they would admit it, do you?

LOL.


44 posted on 11/14/2011 6:51:31 AM PST by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: STARWISE; Jim Robinson; dragnet2; DoctorBulldog; Ronin; onyx; LibertyRocks; davidosborne
Have you seen "The List" of the Elite 80 : Skyrocketing Net Worth @ http://governmentgonewild.org/thelist ?

Pelousy's increase didn't even make the list as it was negligible comparatively. Yet there are some who still believe the financial collapse of late 2008 was not orchestrated.

Secret "closed door" meeting with Congress (3/14/08)
http://www.democracynow.org/2008/3/14/house_hold_rare_secret_session_on

Not only did members discuss new surveillance provisions as was the publicly stated reason for the closed door session, they also discussed:
1. the imminent collapse of the U.S. economy to occur by September 2008,
2. the imminent collapse of US federal government finances by February 2009,
3. the possibility of Civil War inside the USA as a result of the collapse,


And we wait...continuing to promote the same criminals.

Get Out Of Our House would be a good start.



45 posted on 11/14/2011 7:35:03 AM PST by Just A Nobody (Beware the ENEMEDIA ... Never Again! Support our Troops!)
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To: Just A Nobody; Jim Robinson; STARWISE; LibertyRocks; RedMDer

OH MAN! Thank you, Justa!

Mitch McConnell gots some big time splainin’ to do!

Dung Harkin is a known crook and liar, but he enriched himself...$16,764,563!!!!

Bookmarking this thread right now!

Democrats/Republicans = OUT with all of the corrupt s.o.b.s


46 posted on 11/14/2011 7:47:40 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: onyx
YW, onyx. Glad you found the info helpful.

Mitch? Take a look at my critter ...

LaTourette, Steven C (R-Ohio) ...
13,225 % increase and continues unabated.

OK, back to work for me.

47 posted on 11/14/2011 7:55:16 AM PST by Just A Nobody (Beware the ENEMEDIA ... Never Again! Support our Troops!)
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To: onyx; FReepers; All

48 posted on 11/14/2011 8:16:41 AM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: STARWISE

Bookmark.


49 posted on 11/14/2011 11:16:54 AM PST by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun; All; FReepers; everyone; y'all

See new updates thread, with 3 hour interview podcase by Stephen K. Bannon, with author of subject book, Peter Schweizer and Peter Boyer (Newsweek piece out today).

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Peter Schweizer’s New Book Blasts Congressional Corruption (audio interview special)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2807228/posts

Part 2 of interview is at post #8


50 posted on 11/14/2011 12:28:06 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker dowTn)
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