In 2011, 60 Minutes exposed that insider trading was legal for members of congress, but illegal for everyone else. Congress quickly passed legislation making it more difficult for them to profit from information they have, but us little people don’t. Last month congress repealed the part of the legislation requiring internet disclosure. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-04-27/news/ct-edit-stockact-20130427_1_long-dormant-bill-insider-identity-theft This protects them and staffers, but does nothing for the public.
Congress also wants to exempt itself from Obamacare: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323335404578445042307824784.html
A company partially owned by California Sen. Dianne Feinstein‘s husband, landed an Army contract Monday worth up to $600 million.
Nancy Pelosi’s brother-in-law get a $737 Million Green Jobs Loan http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/crony-capitalism-737-million-green-jobs-loan-given-nancy-pelosis-brother-law_594593.html
The list could be much longer. Thomas Jefferson would be appalled:
When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.