There was a meme going around the internet a few years ago that the Left really wanted Americans to ignore.
It was in regards to money and our elected officials.
See, at the time—and even today—the Left was VERY interested in Trump’s personal finances. They wanted him to release his tax returns to the public so they could either prove that he was crooked (which he isn’t) or that he really wasn’t worth as much as he claimed to be (which MAY actually be true).
They were just looking for a way to take the president down.
But this meme shut them up with a simple sentence overlayed on various pictures of career politicians.
“I’m less interested in how a wealthy man became a politician than I am in how a politician became wealthy.”
It’s true though, isn’t it?
Think about how many of our elected officials are multi-millionaires—even when they’re only supposed to be making $172,000 a year!
The worst examples of this kind of profiteering off the government’s back is self-identified socialist Bernie Sanders, who owns two homes in Vermont and is roughly worth a whopping $3 million dollars.
Now, I know what you’re thinking: “But Shawn, that’s not THAT big of a fortune. I wouldn’t call it ‘whopping.’”
Ahhh, but it is for a self-styled socialist like Sanders, who once railed against millionaires—but then once he became one, he had to raise the stakes and go after billionaires.
Our Politicians Are Getting Rich… But How?
It’s disgusting, really.
However, the worst of the bunch, the one that should be run on DC on a rail is Speaker of the House “Nasty” Nancy Pelosi.
Nancy and her husband, Paul, have watched their net worth grow at an almost exponential rate.
The biggest jump came during the tough economic times of the Great Recession when the Pelosis grew their fortune from around $9 million to over $100 million between 2008 to 2014.
That’s a lot of cheddar.
However, the fact that she was able to make so much money during these times should have raised a lot of questions amongst the American people – and, even more importantly, raised questions with the American mainstream media, the Fourth Estate tasked with holding our elected officials’ feet to the fire.
But, surprise, surprise, not one “journalist” looked into what happened with that jump in cash, leaving it up to the Right to ask all the questions.
Nancy has mastered the secret to getting rich the DC way: using the information she gets as one of the most powerful people in Washington to make strategic trades in the stock market.
Now, to be fair, this seems to be a practice that happens on BOTH sides of the aisle. Many Republican elected officials do the same thing, and they’ve done it for decades.
However, only Nancy Pelosi seems to have the gall to flaunt it by standing in front of two $20,000 refrigerators in her home during the pandemic.
And, speaking of the pandemic and hard economic times, Pelosi and family added even MORE money to their bank accounts following the outbreak of COVID-19, as Paul’s “shrewd” trading has raked in MILLIONS more.
Paul Pelosi: From Real Estate To Investment Guru?
Apparently, Nancy’s husband is an expert in both real estate and trading, making the kind of moves that suggest the House’s recent campaign against Big Tech won’t hurt the big dogs of the industry.
Because if they were in trouble, odds are good that Patsy Paul wouldn’t have made those trades because his insider wife would’ve warned against it.
That may be why Paul Pelosi felt comfortable exercising call options to acquire 4,000 shares of Google stock at a strike price of $1,200 – a slick move that has made the Pelosi’s $5.3 million in just a few months’ time.
Of course, it’s interesting to note that House members are required to file disclosures about stock transactions within 30 days of when a lawmaker is made aware of the transaction or no more than 45 days after the transaction took place – however, Nasty Nancy has found a loophole around this practice by NOT being involved because she doesn’t personally OWN any stock.
That means her husband probably makes these trades through a business or trust that Nancy isn’t involved with herself.
Pelosi’s spokesman Drew Hammill wasn’t lying when he told reporters that, “The speaker has no involvement or prior knowledge of these transactions.”
But what do you think?
Do you think Nancy is feeding information to her husband?
Do you think she KNOWS how much money her husband is making her family?
These are the types of questions the mainstream media should be asking her when she’s standing in front of the press corps stammering away.
Americans deserve to know how our elected officials keep becoming rich off the taxpayer’s backs…
And we need to put a stop to it.
“President Obama signed a bill preventing members of Congress from profiting from insider trading. Didn’t you think that was already illegal?” – Jay Leno