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If you’re as rich as John
Kerry, you *will* have
conflicts of interest

Washington Examiner, by Timothy P. Carney

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/16/2013 10:26:57 AM

If you’re into good government, the advantage of having wealthy Senators or cabinet members is that they might be less likely to position themselves for a big K Street cashout afterwards. The disadvantage: wealthy people have many, large, diverse investments, thus creating many conflicts of interest. Senator and Secretary of State nominee John Kerry, for instance, owns shares in a Canadian company standing to profit from construction of the Keystone Pipeline, in many green-energy companies that could profit from global climate-change agreements, and in Brazilian oil giant Petrobras, which receives U.S. subsidies. This Boston Globe article

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What a shock. Kerry is corrupt. s/o I´m more concerned with his wife dumping millions of dollars into the Soros funded Tides Foundation. The Democrats are all puppets of Soros. He has caused more damage in this country than anyone I can think of. He should be in jail.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JimS, 1/16/2013 10:37:57 AM     (No. 9119800)

Quite a sea change from the Left´s attacks on Dick Cheney for having previous associations with Halliburton (that he severed before becoming VP).

Dems just being their hypocritiacal selves


Reply 2 - Posted by: nimby, 1/16/2013 11:11:44 AM     (No. 9119898)

Note to senator Grassley!! So congress wants common people to sign COIs in Federal Govt; chase people who are funded by NIH, NSF, USDA etc to declare COIs and the rules don´t apply to the people who were voted in by the voters?????


   

 

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Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) suggested on Friday morning that the tea party movement is comprised of the same types of people who fought against the civil rights movement during the 1960s. Speaking with the Daily Beast, Rangel said of the movement: “It is the same group we faced in the South with those white crackers and the dogs and the police. They didn’t care about how they looked. He added that the tea party movement can be defeated similar to how the civil rights movement eradicated Jim Crow mentality: “It was just fierce indifference to human life that caused

   

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