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Entry from December 31, 2021
“Letting politicians be able to own stock is like letting referees openly bet on games”

There have been many complaints that politicians should be barred from “insider trading”—investing in companies they are legislating. This has often been compared to a sports referee betting on games.

“It’s more along the lines of ‘referee bets heavily on outcome of games to which he is assigned,’ or perhaps ‘politician regulating industry refuses to put assets in blind trust’” was posted on Twitter by Brian Umana on June 12, 2020. “Why are politicians even allowed to own stock? That’s like refs being able to bet on games they ref in” was posted on Twitter by Jaylin Taylor on February 1, 2021.

“Letting politicians be able to own stock is like letting referees openly bet on games” was posted on Twitter by Mac on December 15, 2021.


Twitter
Brian Umana
@HypocriteReader
Replying to @maaronweber @econisafarce and @TimDuy
It’s more along the lines of “referee bets heavily on outcome of games to which he is assigned,” or perhaps “politician regulating industry refuses to put assets in blind trust”
2:39 PM · Jun 12, 2020·Twitter Web App

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Dakota in Braintree (Steve Happas)
@DakotaHappas
Why should any politician be allowed to be an investor directly or indirectly or have advisory/board seat in any company that’s involved in voting or the election process? That’s like allowing a referee to bet on games he is working. Just amazing that it’s allowed #2020Election
10:59 PM · Dec 6, 2020 from Braintree, MA·Twitter for iPhone

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Jaylin Taylor
@Jaylin_T21
Why are politicians even allowed to own stock? That’s like refs being able to bet on games they ref in
8:35 PM · Feb 1, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Mac
@GoodPoliticGuy
Letting politicians be able to own stock is like letting referees openly bet on games.
2:29 PM · Dec 15, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Charley Bielejeski
@ChibblesTweets
Letting politicians be able to own stocks is like letting referees openly bet on games.
10:33 PM · Dec 15, 2021·Twitter for Android

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Darth G$
@GregHowell1
Letting politicians be able to own stock is like letting referees openly bet on games.
11:29 PM · Dec 15, 2021·Twitter for Android

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STYKO
@STYKOcsgo
Replying to @tomi
saw a quote today that if politicians are allowed to trade stocks it’s same as referee being allowed to bet on the game they will participate in.
3:00 AM · Dec 16, 2021 from Dhofar, Oman·Twitter for iPhone

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Miggy Smalls
@MVersikaitis
Replying to @SpeakerPelosi @POTUS and @HouseDemocrats
Letting politicians be able to hold stock is like allowing a referees to opening bet on games! It’s not a free market when its controlled and manipulate by the very individuals regulating it you dumb b!tch! That was the stupidest most corrupt response I’ve ever heard.
1:29 PM · Dec 16, 2021·Twitter for Android

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Richard Lovett
@RichieLuvdup
Letting politicians own stocks is like letting referees bet on the games they’re officiating.
5:32 AM · Dec 17, 2021·Twitter for Android

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Parker Litwiller
@P_Lit_2001
Why are politicians able to own shares in the stock market? That’s like saying that referees should be allowed to bet on the games that they are reffing. They have full control of the outcome.
2:07 PM · Dec 17, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Maria
@Maria45ma
Letting politicians be able to own stocks, is like letting referees openly bet on games
12:05 PM · Dec 31, 2021·Twitter Web App

Posted by Barry Popik
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