Monday, October 11, 2010

Congress - they don't even TRY to hide their thievery anymore

WASHINGTON—Chris Miller nearly doubled his $3,500 stock investment in a renewable-energy firm in 2008. It was a perfectly legal bet, but he's no ordinary investor.

Mr. Miller is the top energy-policy adviser to Nevada Democrat and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who helped pass legislation that wound up benefiting the firm.

Jim Manley, a spokesman for Mr. Reid's office, initially defended Mr. Miller's purchase of shares in the company, Energy Conversion Devices Inc. He said the aide had no influence over tax incentives for renewable-energy firms, and that other factors boosted the stock.

Mr. Miller isn't the only Congressional staffer making such stock bets. At least 72 aides on both sides of the aisle traded shares of companies that their bosses help oversee, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of more than 3,000 disclosure forms covering trading activity by Capitol Hill staffers for 2008 and 2009.

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Really? Wow -- that's some serious "luck" there, isn't it? Congress steals my money to "grant" to these red "green" companies so they can start up ... and then ... when the congressman writes legislation to benefit them, their stock goes up. Coincidentally, the congressional aides "just happened" to have invested in these companies. Don't worry though, folks ... it's all just a coincidence.  Everything's on the up and up ... nothing to see here, move along.

Because, why should they hide their thievery? It's not as if you're smart enough to get them out of office ... LMAO ... keep bleating, you idiot sheep.

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