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AOC Says a Congressional Pay Raise Will Help Fight Corruption and Insider Trading

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Members of congress, retail workers… everybody should get cost of living increases to accommodate for the changes in our economy, and when you don’t do that it only increases the pressure on members to exploit loopholes, like insider trading loopholes to make it on the back end.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – 6/11/2019

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You know what else would stop insider trading and corruption? Laws that prevent congress from doing what is already illegal for everyone who isn’t a member of congress. Giving people like Nancy Pelosi another 4k a year isn’t going to end the insider trading grift anytime soon.

What kind of blackmail BS is this anyway? We need more money or we will cheat and take it anyway? Well, we keep paying them more money and it hasn’t stopped them yet.

Weather it’s gullibility of the masses or just apathy, something needs to change soon. People in congress (and now the White House), have been robbing taxpayers blind for years yet nothing has changed. The causes they support always vary, but at the end of the day when that pet cause gets its funding what happens? Nothing but moving more of your money to other places in the name of “goodwill”, or fulfilling some promise that just serves to give someone’s buddy a cushy job or a sweet government contract; as payback for campaign contributions or passing some new legislation that make someones stock go up.

People like AOC and Donald Trump are both extremely ignorant when it comes to the logic they use to justify things they want, and extremely arrogant about it when they get their way. I’m wondering if they are just smart enough to get away these things, but too stupid to realize that it’s not a good idea to tell everyone, so they flaunt it in front of everyone anyway? Somehow their personalities seem to win the day.

In a normal, just world, people like this would not be running the country and yet here we are.