A slight majority of The 4PM readers crossed the aisle in support of House Speaker’s Nancy Pelosi’s “free market” case for allowing Congress members to trade individual stocks.
53% of readers agreed with Pelosi, D-Calif., who said Wednesday, “We’re a free-market economy. They should be able to participate in that.”
REPORTER: "Should members of congress and their spouses be banned from trading individual stocks while serving in congress?"
PELOSI: "No…We are a free market economy. They should be able to participate in that." pic.twitter.com/2SNqSCwFEU
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) December 15, 2021
47% of readers agreed with the Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who earlier this month said, “It is absolutely ludicrous that members of Congress can hold and trade individual stock while in office.”
It is absolutely ludicrous that members of Congress can hold and trade individual stock while in office.
The access and influence we have should be exercised for the public interest, not our profit. It shouldn’t be legal for us to trade individual stock with the info we have. https://t.co/Z3UZej2eC2
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 8, 2021