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Should Congress members put all of their stock holdings into blind trusts to avoid the temptation of insider trading?

  • Yes, blind trusts are an essential part of good governance.

    No member of Congress who has a financial stake in their decisions can truly be trusted to be impartial. Blind trusts allow for members of Congress to divorce themselves from individual companies and focus on running the country (while still allowing their wealth to grow at a moderate rate, thus not penalizing them for serving the nation).

  • Money Corrupts Government

    This needed to happen 20 years ago and it still needs to happen today. This is an unfortunate by product of a government that regulates so heavily. Also because corporations are always looking for an inside edge this needs to be avoided by taking out the monetary possibility of benefit from the Congressman or woman with the blind trust method.

  • No, Congress members should not put all of their stock holdings into blind trusts to avoid the temptation of insider trading

    No, the fact is that Congress members should not put all of their stock holdings into blind trusts to avoid the temptation of insider trading No single government entity should put all of it's holdings into any singular source. This could be bad for many involved, but especially members of Congress.

  • We Need Action

    I believe Congress members need to do something to avoid the temptation of insider trading. Personally, I think action needs to be taken to address this issue. Maybe people who invest in the stock market shouldn't be allowed to work in politics. Politicians are suppose to be able to be common people, why is it that they're all involved in the stock market and in a position to use insider trading. This doesn't seem very democratic to me at all.


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