A news article two years ago said the average return an investor gets from the stock market is 3%. Yet, for the last few decades, the average return elected officials in Congress and the Senate recieve is 12%. Yet, they are protected from insider trading rules, OSHA regs, and other constraints impeding citizens from making money. Tim Pawlenty, one time candidate for President and then a Romney election aid is becoming a lobbyist.
We need to make it illegal for these elected officials to use their inside knowledge to help lobbyists abuse the system in the stock market or as lobbyists.