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Friday, June 20, 2003  

THE MILLIONAIRES' CLUB: WHERE "BLIND TRUST" IS A VIRTUE

Our Congress, fondly known as the "millionaires' club", is much more affluent than its constituents. The investments disclosed by our elected officials include health and energy related investments. And many of them have put their investments into "blind trusts" so they can't report conflicts of interest. The economic disparities between our elected officials and their constituents is a bit disturbing, but even more disquieting are the major conflicts of interest with big pharma and energy companies. Anybody wish it were a requirement for elected officials to give up their investments in conflicts of interest if voted into office? Thoughts?

posted by Anjali Taneja | 6/20/2003 08:17:00 PM | |


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