10 favorite stocks of Congress

Here's a peek into the portfolios of some of the movers and shakers who represent Americans on Capitol Hill.

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Mar 2, 2012 6:03PM
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I wonder if our congressman would e-mail me the latest insider hot picks? After all, they are working for me, right? L.O.L
Mar 2, 2012 6:17PM
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FIRE every G D one of them of both major parties! Crooks every dam one at least by complicity!
Mar 2, 2012 7:33PM
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What a corrupt system.  Over half of Congress are now millionaires.  When did public service become the road to riches.  And to make matters worse, the FCC has a rule exempting politicians from having to be truthful.  They are exempt from libel and slander because of this.  Now you know why they can say anything they want in their alternative reality. 
Mar 2, 2012 8:14PM
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Have a salary of 100 thousand and become a millionaire  Does anyone notice a fishy smell?
Feb 29, 2012 11:52PM
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The key is to find out when did they start selling Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac stock.  They were both huge winners until their fortunes changed.  I'll bet the congressmen were the first ones out!!
Mar 2, 2012 8:49PM
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Look at good ol' John Kerry. He's invested in 7 of the top 10 stocks. I know he married into money, but still. And poor Martha Stewart goes to prison for doing the same stuff these people do.
Mar 2, 2012 7:19PM
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Two shown are Drug companies. Guess that is why we are not any closer to  an actual cure for cancer. Or aids and why prescriptions cost so much. Conflicts of interest abound. Who needs lobbyists when they are directly deciding off of insider trading. What laws to make and what to ignore.
Mar 1, 2012 11:14AM
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Anybody notice a trend with all these stocks? They are all blue-chip stocks in which the company has a huge market share, in other words they are very stable stocks with low volatility. With the exception of Bank of America and Wells Fargo, all of the other stocks are doing quite well, and give out pretty good dividends to its investors. These congressional favorites are all long term stock picks, invest in some of these and maybe you can get rich like all the politicians do too.
Mar 2, 2012 8:33PM
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And I thought  inside trading was Illegal??????


Mar 1, 2012 9:56AM
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Anybody think a new law will solve anything? HA!
Mar 2, 2012 8:52PM
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Isn't It great to be to be a congressman, and totally sell your soul to the devil, and serve the forces of darkness, and pretend you honor our constitution, our people, and even the REAL GOD.

You are all a bunch of scumbag cowards, lining your pockets with the virtues of War, and inside information. You wear your masks everyday; just so when you devour the poor, and innocent, that you can't see the destruction you are causing. Your souls are ready to be harvested by the god you serve, and you will attract your own un-virtuous end.

Your actions and thinking have given itself over to lust and deception. You think your money and power will save your wretched souls, yet, you are deceived into thinking WE REAL AMERICANS will not hold you accountable for your  atrocities, and treasonous actions.

Dig your Tunnels, and Stupid Prisons, and go to your Secret Hiding Places; because when you find yourself there; This will be your prison, and so will your conscience be your school master in pain and agony.

God Bless those who hear the name of the Lord, And repent !!!

Am I allowed to say that?

Mar 1, 2012 1:08AM
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inside trader,,,,,,,,,hm what an interesting concept,,,,,,,,,,,congress has a lot of privelages i guess their investment guys are better than ours,,,,,,,,really oh yeah they get by with a little help from their friends....

Mar 1, 2012 9:06AM
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You know how our government always helps others to change their governments, well if the american people yanked out congress and the president, seized their assests, we could pay off the national debt and start from scratch with some pocket change and a clean slate.....lol

Of course if that happened the dow would be over 20,000..... lol oh well its nice to dream....

Mar 2, 2012 6:19PM
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Fast and furious Eric Holder investigate them>? Very funny!

:-)

 

Feb 29, 2012 9:00PM
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banks,oil companies and manufacturing outsourcers,no wonder we have free trade/job exporting.traitors
Mar 2, 2012 10:37PM
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John Kerry's name is on almost every stock.  Wonder what his tax bracket is?  Hypocrite!
Mar 1, 2012 11:43AM
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DXZ8643 you are spot on.  These are hardly the stock picks of insider traders although the possibility exists that not all members are as forthcoming as they should be.
Mar 1, 2012 12:58PM
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50 or 75 out of 600 is not a very good sampling. 
Mar 2, 2012 11:27PM
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John Kerry's name is on almost every stock.  Wonder what his tax bracket is?  Hypocrite!

 

It was revealed when he was running for President that his tax rate was 13%.  But the libs don't like it when you bring up that fact as they bash Romney about his 15% rate.

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