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(Sunlight Foundation)   From our "shiat Congress sneaks through on Friday figuring nobody will read about it" files: Senate/House scale back provisions of STOCK Act, because insider trading is okay when your party does it   (sunlightfoundation.com) divider line 35
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2013-04-13 01:08:12 PM
Well, I guess both sides really are bad.
 
2013-04-13 01:15:16 PM
God forbid the initial comment be something other than a tired meme.

Christ, we get it. They are not equally bad. But if you don't hold everyone's feet to the fire now and again, you gonna get raped.
 
2013-04-13 01:18:38 PM

omnibus_necanda_sunt: God forbid the initial comment be something other than a tired meme.

Christ, we get it. They are not equally bad. But if you don't hold everyone's feet to the fire now and again, you gonna get raped.


I'm sorry for subjecting you to a tired meme.  I hope you recover quickly.  I didn't mean to hurt you.

In this case, it's not being used as a sarcastic meme.  I mean it.

But I'll be sure to take your delicate sensibilities into consideration before I post again.
 
2013-04-13 02:50:45 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Well, I guess both sides really are bad owned by the filthy rich.


Good, bad... the rich are the ones with the bribes.
 
2013-04-13 03:12:46 PM
I accept that we have whores. Can they at least be honest whores?
 
2013-04-13 03:19:58 PM
Chew it, chew it good. Spit it out.. And it comes right back in your mouth.

People never learn
 
2013-04-13 03:54:31 PM

BullBearMS: Lionel Mandrake: Well, I guess both sides really are bad owned by the filthy rich.

Good, bad... the rich are the ones with the bribes.


Yep...self-interested money-grubbing is definitely bipartisan.
 
2013-04-13 03:57:45 PM
The bill, S. 716, was voted on by unanimous consent last night shortly after it was introduced by Senator Reid, and apparently after many members went home for the weekend. The bill was not available to the public on the Library of Congress website until after the vote.

Charming.

This is one of those deals where they make a big production about having done something which make headlines then then later gut the thing without any fanfare and if ya hear about it's on some blog somewhere and not really apparent in the corporate media.

I agree the STOCK act was overly broad and needed some refinements but yeah they are tossing baby, bathwater and bassinet out the window here and hoping nobody notices.
 
2013-04-13 04:18:20 PM
Hopefully 60 Minutes will put Congress' feet to the fire again like they did last year when this bill was first introduced.

A man can dream can't he?
 
2013-04-13 04:25:35 PM
Reid, as someone who has made millions in trading since becoming a Senator, is an expert on what ought to be done.
 
2013-04-13 04:41:35 PM

Lionel Mandrake: omnibus_necanda_sunt: God forbid the initial comment be something other than a tired meme.

Christ, we get it. They are not equally bad. But if you don't hold everyone's feet to the fire now and again, you gonna get raped.

I'm sorry for subjecting you to a tired meme.  I hope you recover quickly.  I didn't mean to hurt you.

In this case, it's not being used as a sarcastic meme.  I mean it.

But I'll be sure to take your delicate sensibilities into consideration before I post again.


Did you not catch the tired meme in my post? Gah!!
 
2013-04-13 04:43:54 PM

omnibus_necanda_sunt: God forbid the initial comment be something other than a tired meme.

Christ, we get it. They are not equally bad. But if you don't hold everyone's feet to the fire now and again, you gonna get raped.


I see what you did there!   Maybe you should have seat over there, because you're not helping.
 
2013-04-13 04:57:34 PM
it's only fair they get to reap the full benefits of their labors while still in office. why should they have to wait until they leave govt to get their Wall st payday?
 
2013-04-13 05:11:29 PM

omnibus_necanda_sunt: God forbid the initial comment be something other than a tired meme.

Christ, we get it. They are not equally bad. But if you don't hold everyone's feet to the fire now and again, you gonna get raped.


You musta been mad at the kid who didn't come forward in grade school and made you sit in detention after class, amirite?
 
2013-04-13 05:29:27 PM
LMFAO. Aint read the bill yet, but even if it's what it's cracked up to be (on which I would bet a TotalFark subscription that it ain't), so what? SEC can't do anything to these people, due to separation of powers, ie legislative vs judicial branch.

So what are they going to do, start impeaching eachother for their stock scams and swindles, and the rampant legislative front running they ALL engage in? That would be like handing out speeding tickets at the Indy 500.
 
2013-04-13 05:40:09 PM
And then, there's drones :/.
 
2013-04-13 05:43:47 PM

Mrbogey: Reid, as someone who has made millions in trading since becoming a Senator, is an expert on what ought to be done.


I didn't see McConnell opposing this piece of shiat either - this is not a partisan issue.
 
2013-04-13 06:05:46 PM
I love that there are currently only 17 comments in this thread. lets talk about guns and abortion while the highest legislative body in the land blatantly writes into law their ability to steal from the people.

can we get this over with please? do people get it yet? or is it going to take another world war to out these farkers?
 
2013-04-13 06:17:18 PM

Lawyers With Nukes: LMFAO. Aint read the bill yet, but even if it's what it's cracked up to be (on which I would bet a TotalFark subscription that it ain't), so what? SEC can't do anything to these people, due to separation of powers, ie legislative vs judicial branch.

So what are they going to do, start impeaching eachother for their stock scams and swindles, and the rampant legislative front running they ALL engage in? That would be like handing out speeding tickets at the Indy 500.


Bullshiat they can't. The executive is only prohibited from interfering with Congress while they are executing their duties. Cunningham, Jefferson,
Traficant, and Ballance. And that is just during Bush's terms and for federal crimes.
 
2013-04-13 06:20:25 PM
You don't get it. The rich are not like you and me. They have worked hard for their money and deserve the breaks they get.
 
2013-04-13 06:29:57 PM

knowless: I love that there are currently only 17 comments in this thread. lets talk about guns and abortion while the highest legislative body in the land blatantly writes into law their ability to steal from the people.

can we get this over with please? do people get it yet? or is it going to take another world war to out these farkers?


Lighten up, Francis, and welcome to Fark!  It's not as if the vigorous debates on Fark are going to somehow influence government policies.   Do you really think anyone from the government is reading what we say here, or waiting for us to start plotting a revolu++++++++++++++++++++++CARRIER LOST
 
2013-04-13 06:30:30 PM

DarwiOdrade: Mrbogey: Reid, as someone who has made millions in trading since becoming a Senator, is an expert on what ought to be done.

I didn't see McConnell opposing this piece of shiat either - this is not a partisan issue.


Was he even there for it?

Reid is responsible for what the bill ultimately turned out to be. He blocked it and helped to gut it. Republicans dlcant block everything ya know.
 
2013-04-13 06:32:57 PM
Actually, this is a lot more reasonable than the stupid rant linked made it sound (gee, there's a shock). There were a lot of federal employees caught up in it, it's not just about members of Congress, and most of the walk backs had to do with them. For example, the original bill would have had diplomats in unstable countries post all sorts of information online that could have made them targets for things like kidnapping or extortion. You know, small stuff like that. Making this info readily available online would have made things a lot easier for people looking to steal identities, defraud people, so on and so forth. Amazingly, a knee jerk bill that would require a pretty large number of people to put sensitive financial data in a readily searchable form online turned out to be a bad idea.

The key stuff like making congressional insider trading illegal is still intact. They're just fixing the 'make the job of criminals easier' part of the bill. Yeah, that makes the jobs of various Sunlight Foundation staffers harder. Tough titties.
 
2013-04-13 06:57:55 PM
But da Librul media keeps sayin dat nutin iz gettin passed cause all da bills hav ridurs outlawin abortion and outlawin blah peeple votin.


/Whar dat list of all dem patriotik muricans whos owns stok in dat der keystony beer piepline?
 
2013-04-13 07:17:05 PM

Lionel Mandrake: BullBearMS: Lionel Mandrake: Well, I guess both sides really are bad owned by the filthy rich.

Good, bad... the rich are the ones with the bribes.

Yep...self-interested money-grubbing is definitely bipartisan.


Even that concept doesn't make much sense, unless the suggestion is that the Democrats are "owned" by a group of "filthy rich" people who want to raise their own taxes.
 
2013-04-13 07:20:43 PM

Mrtraveler01: Hopefully 60 Minutes will put Congress' feet to the fire again like they did last year when this bill was first introduced.

A man can dream can't he?


60 Minutes only counts when it's exposing Democrats. When it comes down on the GOP, it's liberal indoctrination, or something.
 
2013-04-13 07:32:15 PM

Biological Ali: Lionel Mandrake: BullBearMS: Lionel Mandrake: Well, I guess both sides really are bad owned by the filthy rich.

Good, bad... the rich are the ones with the bribes.

Yep...self-interested money-grubbing is definitely bipartisan.

Even that concept doesn't make much sense, unless the suggestion is that the Democrats are "owned" by a group of "filthy rich" people who want to raise their own taxes.


Raise what taxes?

When the "temporary" Bush tax cuts were finally due to expire a couple of weeks ago, did the Democrats allow them to expire?

No. No they didn't.

All they had to do is shove their thumbs up their collective asses and let the clock run out. The Republicans were helpless to prevent this.

Instead, the Democrats started calling the expiration of the "temporary" Bush tax cuts the FISCAL CLIFF!!!!11! (Oh my God! We're going to go over the CLIFF!!!)

Then they worked with the Republicans to make the "temporary" Bush tax cuts permanent instead of letting them expire. Simultaneously, the "temporary" tax cuts for the middle class were allowed to expire.

Now a couple of weeks later, they are working together to cut the social safety net programs.

Both sides are owned by the rich. It's pretty obvious when you pay attention to what they do instead of what they say.
 
2013-04-13 08:02:04 PM
How's this ! What if we all agree to stop being played by both sides !


http://www.rollcall.com/50richest/the-50-richest-members-of-congress -1 12th.html

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2013-04-13 08:03:55 PM

BullBearMS: Both sides are owned by the rich. It's pretty obvious when you pay attention to what they do instead of what they say.


Everyone has 2 feet.

From afar they appear to be complete opposites of each other,
on a close examination you can find many many different traits between them

however none of these differences matter, and they should not be what you are paying attention to

the primary focus should be where those 2 feet, together, are taking you.

This country needs to stop staring at it's farking feet and pay attention to where the fark it's walking.
 
2013-04-13 10:11:56 PM

cptjeff: Actually, this is a lot more reasonable than the stupid rant linked made it sound (gee, there's a shock). There were a lot of federal employees caught up in it, it's not just about members of Congress, and most of the walk backs had to do with them. For example, the original bill would have had diplomats in unstable countries post all sorts of information online that could have made them targets for things like kidnapping or extortion. You know, small stuff like that. Making this info readily available online would have made things a lot easier for people looking to steal identities, defraud people, so on and so forth. Amazingly, a knee jerk bill that would require a pretty large number of people to put sensitive financial data in a readily searchable form online turned out to be a bad idea.

The key stuff like making congressional insider trading illegal is still intact. They're just fixing the 'make the job of criminals easier' part of the bill. Yeah, that makes the jobs of various Sunlight Foundation staffers harder. Tough titties.


Thank you, I see that this has been covered.
 
2013-04-14 01:31:53 AM
Newsflash: People who can make easy money like continuing to make easy money.  They don't slave away three days a week just so they can make a congressperson's salary.
 
2013-04-14 10:11:47 AM
The vote was nearly unanimous.

Please stop voting for incumbents.
 
2013-04-14 12:23:58 PM

Marcus Aurelius: The vote was nearly unanimous.

Please stop voting for incumbents.


But but but, then the other team will win! And my vote will have been wasted. Oh noes!
 
2013-04-14 02:14:51 PM
So the financial disclosure documents, rather than being placed online, will be kept in a locked filing cabinet, in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying 'beware of the leopard'

Well, it is the display department.  You'll need this torch.

/watch out for the stairs
 
2013-04-14 03:56:08 PM

BullBearMS: Both sides


You're not very good at this.
 
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