TARP Billions For Banks
(With millions for some in Congress)

In 2008 when emergency measures involved trillions of dollars,
Representative Bachus was able to double his pay.
Trading stock options, his picks and his timing were uncannily good.
Did Insider Trading help make his day?

Spencer Bachus made money but not on the same scale as John Kerry.
How John and Teresa knew when to buy and sell what
Could have earned him some jail time along with their millions,
But he was on the right committees. Investment decisions clear-cut.

It pays to be in Congress and in power at the right time.
Stock trading decisions are a piece of cake.
But when you're privy to whatever it is that Congress is passing,
It's got to be hard not to appear to be on the take.

Bob Carlson

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