If it’s illegal everyplace else, except in Washington, when Washington politicians do it, is it REALLY “not illegal” there?

A number of feature articles and TV documentaries have exposed the insider deals, tax exemptions and liability waivers that politicians create for themselves at the expense of tax-payers and ethics.

Are our elected officials supposed to be giving themselves a hall-pass on morality? Why don’t the rules, that apply to everyone else, also apply to them? Why does Congress get a special waiver to engage in insider trading on lithium batteries, electric cars, Boeing stock and other deeply taxpayer funded efforts.
Let’s explore…


This 60 Minutes piece, on one small part of the problem, provides an overview: