In 1974, fewer than 4% of those leaving congress sought jobs in lobbying firms. That number has gone up to 50%.Once gone from Congress, those serving more than a specific number of years get a pension and generous healthcare benefits which are protected by law.Congress is protected from laws regarding insider trading, even tho they can pass legislation that will have effects on stocks from which they profit. In 2010, a report stated that the average stock market investor makes around 3% a year from investments while the ‘average’ congressman made over 12%. They are over payed, under regulated, and against the wishes of the original signatories of the Constitution, career politicians.They are a two party, cannibalistic oligarchy led by monied interest in and out of the capital building and they are weakening and dividing our nation in a way that is hard to see as anything other than deliberate.Respectfully,C.
Apr 12, 2017