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To: Pikamax

This is just stupid. I doubt anyone cares about his personal finances unless he was making his money selling drugs, children or arms to terrorists. Plenty of people own stocks in foreing companies. It just good risk diversification.


8 posted on 07/29/2004 11:40:23 AM PDT by pragmatic_asian
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To: pragmatic_asian
For a private citizen, yes. But a United States Senator, who can vote on tax policy, treaties, etc., is held to a very very different standard.

The extreme example of avoiding even the appearance of a conflict of interest is Alan Greenspan, who keeps all of his personal financial assets in T-bills, by definition earning the least interest possible, and having no opportunity to speculate in stocks.

The polar opposite is DiFi, who sits on the Senate Foreign Affairs ctte, and whose husband is palsy with the chicoms.

9 posted on 07/29/2004 12:52:23 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Don't blame me. I voted for Sharpton.)
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To: pragmatic_asian
"This is just stupid. I doubt anyone cares about his personal finances unless he was making his money selling drugs, children or arms to terrorists. "

it seems he he invested heavily in a company involved in the "oil-for-food-that-went to-arm-saddam" scandal.

11 posted on 07/29/2004 1:39:50 PM PDT by Yehuda (http://PostNineEleven.blogspot.com/)
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