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February 26, 2019


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Accusations of presidents enriching themselves or friends through the office have been common since the first President. E.g., Thomas Paine, "Letter to George Washington, 30 July 1796." Others accused Washington of choosing a site for Washington DC in close proximity to Mt. Vernon for the purpose of increasing the value of his own land holdings. Washington typically ignored these attacks.


Bernie Sanders, Nancy Pelosi and all the other fat cats in the Democratic Party who preach about "income inequality" have no shame: they say their opponents should take an oath of poverty to serve, while they, behind the walls of their mansions, dine out on the duped people who actually believe they mean it when they say income inequality is "immoral."

They have no intention, ever, of giving up their privileged lives.

It is easy enough to understand how vulnerable any wealthy person is to such claims and to claims of impropriety in the management of wealth. What is not so easy to understand is politicians, especially Democratic politicians, who enter office with little or no means, and somehow, on a government salary, end up fabulously wealthy.

How about looking into that? Let's start with insider trading.

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