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Postby Leisher » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:27 am

Senator profits via stock from pushing for increased defense spending.

The purchase will raise conflict of interest questions because Inhofe is now the leader of the Senate committee that approves the Pentagon's budget.


"Conflict of interest" questions? How about ethics questions?

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Postby TheCatt » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:45 am

It's a bit more complicated than that since apparently he wasn't even aware it was happening, since his portfolio is managed by a financial adviser, not himself. But I don't understand why he's not just invested in basic ETFs, etc.
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Postby Leisher » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:58 am

TheCatt wrote:Source of the post It's a bit more complicated than that since apparently he wasn't even aware it was happening, since his portfolio is managed by a financial adviser, not himself.


If that's true, apologies to him, and fuck CNN for the misleading headline.

I think anyone holding public office shouldn't be able to profit from their policy decisions or they should be investigated, removed from office, and imprisoned.

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Postby TheCatt » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:01 am

Inhofe's communications director Leacy Burke told CNN in a statement that "the senator was not aware of this stock purchase until it came through the system very early this morning."
"All of Sen. Inhofe's financial transactions are handled by a third-party adviser," Burke said. "The senator has had no involvement in and has not been consulted about his stock transactions."
Burke said that Inhofe told his financial adviser to reverse the transaction once he was aware.
"This means that the transaction was canceled before it was settled; the senator never took ownership of it," she said.
Burke said a new report had been filed with the Senate ethics office. An amended report was posted Wednesday night without the Raytheon stock purchase listed.
In a letter, Inhofe told his financial adviser to "no longer purchase defense or aerospace companies as part of my financial holdings." The letter was dated Wednesday.
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Postby Leisher » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:25 am

Ted Cruz introduces bill to impose term limits on Congress.

Nobody in the MSM will cover it as it gets murdered by corrupt politicians who don't want to give up their gigs.

This is something that should be added to ballots around the country. Let the people vote on this one.

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Postby TheCatt » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:34 am

Part of me is like "Yah, fuck em!" but most of me is like "We'll just get different assholes"
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Postby GORDON » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:55 am

I like the thought of new, incompetent lawmakers coming in every now and then. Make them work for their bribes.
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Postby Vince » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:38 am

Leisher wrote:Source of the post Ted Cruz introduces bill to impose term limits on Congress.

Nobody in the MSM will cover it as it gets murdered by corrupt politicians who don't want to give up their gigs.

This is something that should be added to ballots around the country. Let the people vote on this one.

Unfortunately SCOTUS has already ruled that state laws on this are unconstitutional. Thus it being introduced as an amendment.

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Postby Leisher » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:34 pm

Vince wrote:Source of the post Unfortunately SCOTUS has already ruled that state laws on this are unconstitutional.


I would agree with them. However, if ALL the states got together and said it should be law, that would be a different story.

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Postby TheCatt » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:04 pm

Leisher wrote:Source of the post
Vince wrote:Source of the post Unfortunately SCOTUS has already ruled that state laws on this are unconstitutional.


I would agree with them. However, if ALL the states got together and said it should be law, that would be a different story.

Technically, only 38 of them would need to.
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Postby Vince » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:06 am

I'm for it. I just think it's been a while since we had anyone in Washington willingly give up their power. Like since George Washington.

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Postby GORDON » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:20 am

I have two dollars that says it won't happen.
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Postby Leisher » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:34 am

GOP member says dumb thing.

I actually think the MSM is giving him a pseudo pass. It's clear what he was trying to say, he just wasn't smart enough to say it without sounding dumb.

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Postby Vince » Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:18 pm

Agree that it's clear what he was trying to say. There was a very selective edit on the quote. Not sure why the GOP is piling on other than they're tired of everyone always saying they're racist. It's not like they will suddenly stop saying that now.


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