Posts tagged "financial collapse"

Book: Rahm Emanuel dumped $250,000 in Freddie Mac stock days before it collapsed

Insider Trading? Is it illegal? It might not be because: While by no means illegal; lawmakers are exempted from the insider trading laws they impose on private traders. At the least there are all sorts of potential and serious conflicts of interest, demonstrating that even Democrats are not immune from financial hanky panky. Read the... Read more »

Another stupid Illinois tax

In an effort to mine every source of revenue, the desperate and financially collapsing state of is comes up with some real doozies. This one, to take effect on Jan. 1, imposes a big jump in the fee imposed on non-profit organizations for registering with the state.  For the American Civil Liberties Union, the cost jumps... Read more »
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