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Saturday, March 21, 2020

A POLITICO review of stock sales and purchases reported by members of Congress and senior aides found that while none had engaged in sales of the magnitude of Sen. Burr, Feinstein and Loeffler, several had traded shares at times or in industries that bore a relationship to the coronavirus threat.

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Lock them all up, this is completely unacceptable.

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2020-03-21 02:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Congress Critters: smarter than the retail investor?

The worst thing of all this is how the government slow rolled any official response to the approaching global pandemic. Anyone who sold/bought yet attempted to placate public fears or dismiss the threat was in major violation of public trust and should face sanction or lose their seat.

#2 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-03-21 02:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Forget about the money.

They were told this is going to be a nightmare, then they told us we were going to be fine.

That's the problem.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-21 03:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The worst thing of all this is how the government slow rolled any official response to the approaching global pandemic.

Slow rolled what?

The government was preparing, while trying to maintain an even strain.

You want them running around the first day they learn something to scream ...

WE ARE GOING TO DIE!
GRAB ALL THE TOILET PAPER YOU CAN NOW!!!

Is that a proper response?

#4 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2020-03-21 03:18 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

"The government was preparing"

To which government are you referring?

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-21 03:24 PM | Reply

Follow-up question: To which preparations are you referring?

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-21 03:28 PM | Reply

The government was preparing, while trying to maintain an even strain.

None of the responses by state or federal government in the last two weeks look like they were prepared for this situation in late January/early February.

#7 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-03-21 06:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

None of the responses by state or federal government in the last two weeks look like they were prepared for this situation in late January/early February.

What does preparing mean? For you? VS government?

How long did it take for the "government" to build the Obamacare website?

How many federal, state, and local regulations prevented agencies from "speeding" things up?

How long does it take the government to do anything?

Also what were we focused on in Jan/Feb?

Doesn't mean they weren't trying to "prepare" they were probably doing all they could legally do.

You want more government regulations, but you don't want the consequences of more regulations.

It takes things to be "end of times" to break through the regulations, to hurry things along, to let private sector do its thing.

God Bless Trump!

#8 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2020-03-21 06:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Also what were we focused on in Jan/Feb?

Not an approaching viral pandemic. It was Dem primary season.

Doesn't mean they weren't trying to "prepare" they were probably doing all they could legally do.

What was prepared? Ventilators? ICU beds? PPE? National Guard readiness? State/federal governments having a coordinated response to the "What-if-it-hits-the-US?"

#9 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-03-21 07:07 PM | Reply

God Bless Trump! #8 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

I get it, that quote is targeted to inflame a lot of people who have had TDS since 2017, but the reality is the executive branch has had a really rookie response to the situation on a national scale. Publicly Trump called the virus a media hoax in February - is that serious?

If it was contained and responded to at an earlier time, then the US wouldn't have to resort to drastic measures like shutdowns and possibly paying a certain % of the population $1k+ per adult.

#10 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-03-21 07:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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burn it to the ground.

#11 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-03-21 07:11 PM | Reply

"How long does it take the government to do anything?"

South Korea on line 2.

"How many federal, state, and local regulations prevented agencies from "speeding" things up?"

All the ones Trump didn't waive in a time of emergency as he has the authority to do.

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-21 07:24 PM | Reply

I am shocked said the guy that distrusts the government... never.

#13 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-03-21 07:53 PM | Reply

Is that a proper response?

#4 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS AT 2020-03-21 03:18 PM | FLAG: EYE ROLL

Well it beats duct tape and plastic sheeting... like the last republicl0wn disaster shopping list.

#14 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-03-21 08:10 PM | Reply

God Bless Trump!

#8 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

Great, this lying sack of ----- is back...

#15 | Posted by jpw at 2020-03-21 11:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

At this point, why even bother putting on your suit of shining armor to defend Trump every day? He's the biggest failure of a President ever.

#16 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-03-22 12:24 AM | Reply

Because it trolls the libs!
That's all they have left.

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-22 12:28 AM | Reply

These senators put their personal interests above the common good. They should all resign or be kicked out. They knew what was coming and instead of helping others get ready, they cashed out before the collapse. Pieces of ------. In a sane world they would be facing prison,not just a hostile press.

#18 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-03-22 01:46 AM | Reply

#18 | Posted by Effeteposer Technically these individuals are guilty of insider trading, which is a felony. It wouldn't bother me in the slightest to see them go to prison, along with HRC, Bill, and several other proven felons who have yet to have been charged. Maybe we need to clean house (and senate). Of course the individuals could claim that they were cashing out to finance their upcoming campaign, like Hillery said that contributions to her foundation did not get access to the State Department.

#19 | Posted by docnjo at 2020-03-22 06:41 AM | Reply

Love it how you can't help but talk more about the Clintons than the POSes that are the subject of the thread.

Seek professional help.

#20 | Posted by jpw at 2020-03-22 10:49 AM | Reply

not just a hostile press.

The press was only "hostile" because the first two people accused of this were Republican.

Now that some Democrats have been accused, I surmise this will probably just go away..

#21 | Posted by boaz at 2020-03-22 11:04 AM | Reply

"The press was only "hostile" because the first two people accused of this were Republican."

Why wouldn't YOU be hostile?

What about our leaders knowing X, and telling us Y as they act on X so they don't lost money, but you do?

Why are you not hostile?

#22 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-03-22 11:09 AM | Reply

Point taken, but they all should be charged and sanctioned regardless of party. Dems, repubs, all of them equally.

#23 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-03-22 11:11 AM | Reply

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