Why are politicians so DAMN RICH?!

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Johnny Harris +64
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Vor 3 Monate
Gina B +20
Gina B

plz drop the background music

Vor 2 Monate
ATOM Picks & Parlays +2
ATOM Picks & Parlays

After videos like these the government seems to always create "accidents"

Vor Monat
Dezz Nutz +2
Dezz Nutz

*Why is politicians in USA so DAMN RICH?!

Vor Monat
Labour Law Advisor +5798
Labour Law Advisor

Johnny investigates finance better than financial journalists and Finfluencers.

Vor 4 Monate
RRD +44
RRD

Waah bhaiya ji 😀😀 aap yaha

Vor 4 Monate
Samir ji +25
Samir ji

Ham aap k bhi fan hai...

Vor 4 Monate
Serious Potato +13
Serious Potato

It do be like dat

Vor 4 Monate
Zachary Galland +42
Zachary Galland

Would love a Coffeezilla Johnny Harris collab

Vor 4 Monate
Kenneth Welch +10
Kenneth Welch

what is a finfluencer?

Vor 4 Monate
Krombopulos Michael +573
Krombopulos Michael

I used to work for a bank and currently for a trading company. In both cases, I had no insider information, but I still had to follow policies stating that if I wanted to buy or sell stock, I had to lodge a request to do so and be granted access. I also had to hold onto anything I bought for at least 30 days. I don't know why this isn't the bare minimum expected of politicians and their families.

Vor 3 Monate
Dennis Callesen +66
Dennis Callesen

Because said politicians would have to vote in favour for it to happen.

Vor 25 Tage
ASRP428 +14
ASRP428

@Dennis CallesenThere should be an actual commity of the people to regulate members of the government. They should be able to enforce new laws for the higher ups, and essential make sure there is a balance of power

Vor 23 Tage
Creative Sav +1
Creative Sav

@ASRP428they’re still people. Soooo. Corrupt

Vor 21 Tag
R G +5
R G

@ASRP428 "We the people" should have a way we can implement laws that govern those individuals we elect to represent us. Currently, we have a system where those we elect tell us what we can and can not do through legislation and then exempt themselves from such legislation.

Vor 20 Tage
Blackstone +292
Blackstone

When I started at one of the Fortune 100 companies, they handed me a list of nearly 2000 publicly traded companies in the US and Europe. I wasn’t allowed to trade stocks of these companies due to potential insider information. I also had to watch a 2-hour video and take a test on insider trading. At that time, I had some stocks on Robinhood. I was quite nervous, so I ended up selling those stocks and closing my account. Now, I’m observing lawmakers making millions through insider trading, and it seems like no one can actually prove it. What a joke!

Vor Monat
Buck Murdock +13
Buck Murdock

Pelosi admits it and said that's the reason she wouldn't outlaw insider trading.

Vor 22 Tage
Nitro Light +27
Nitro Light

No you were right to do so. They would go after you because you are not a member of the priviledged class.

Vor 20 Tage
ATADEMO +64
ATADEMO

The problem isn't insider trading. It's the fact that the people have been duped into believing these laws worked. If the laws just didn't exist at all, the entire stock market would be seen as insecure and people would stop putting so much money into it.

Vor 16 Tage
EsotericCat +4
EsotericCat

its both things. Two things can be true, the insider trading is also a problem

Vor 8 Tage
Inzane +90
Inzane

The one thing I have learned, there are no such thing as coincidences when it comes to politicians.

Vor 25 Tage
Into Sound +214
Into Sound

i paid into my 401k for 12 years, double payments, 2008, i lost all of my retirement savings, job, and house. so glad politicians were smart enough to save themselves and then bailout the millionaires they shorted with tax payers money. almost 15 years to be debt free and not homeless anymore. thanks government

Vor 27 Tage
camtwan1 +6
camtwan1

Sounds to be like you were not diversified, over bought on your home, and relied on someone else to manage your money. I feel bad for someone with a medical issue that causes this, not a lazy npc.

Vor 24 Tage
Phrozti +50
Phrozti

@camtwan1we got a government official over here. Did you get bailed out too?

Vor 23 Tage
Phrozti +31
Phrozti

@camtwan1you’re talking with a lot of authority for someone that only has one comment to base someone’s financial situation from 15 years ago on. How’s the boot taste

Vor 23 Tage
I’m over here +24
I’m over here

@camtwan1sounds like something a politician would say or just some spoiled brat that has mommy and daddy money.

Vor 23 Tage
Parva Patel +2080
Parva Patel

"the only people who can profit from the system are the people running the system." This quote becomes more real and true day by day.

Vor 4 Monate
Ok +3
Ok

ok

Vor 4 Monate
RA +18
RA

The systems benefactors also profit. After all, who owns the politicians? Oligarchs, corporate masters and special interest groups who influence voters.

Vor 4 Monate
Prof Paradox +6
Prof Paradox

both parties are responsible to what the country is heading towards what its going right now, the 3rd party really needs to be done

Vor 4 Monate
JK +1
JK

My grandpa said he lost his money during 9/11 in stocks

Vor 4 Monate
E. Bachaus +2
E. Bachaus

@JK terrible portfolio

Vor 4 Monate
Giwrgos Lampadaridis +171
Giwrgos Lampadaridis

Thank you for keeping on investigating corruption all over the world. The quality of the channel has gone up loads during the last year. Keep it up team!

Vor 3 Monate
AZ Card Guy +892
AZ Card Guy

I’m a financial advisor and this topic has been my biggest issue with our political system forever. It drives me insane on the daily.

Vor 3 Monate
plantgal +5
plantgal

Nbd but i feel like you prob have more insight than your average Joe on how to help stop it. Am i wrong?

Vor 2 Monate
Tommy +10
Tommy

The world is rigged

Vor Monat
Lucky Rockmore +1
Lucky Rockmore

For the people by the people

Vor Monat
MATT GAME +1
MATT GAME

Not a financial advise.

Vor Monat
Nurzrachit +15
Nurzrachit

I remember losing my ass in the stock market in 2020, it really pisses me off to see these crooks getting fat rich. I honestly believe it's the whole reason they go into politics. I doubt there's even one politician in Washington who hasn't done this. Why wouldn't they? There's no one pursuing them, and all they have to do is deny it or get their spouse to do it.

Vor 25 Tage
Dano Alex +6
Dano Alex

That’s why trump is hated, he was rich before he became a politician

Vor 22 Tage
Tom Cruz +51
Tom Cruz

📌The funny thing is the politicians' favorite excuse is *"It's a free market".* Well it's not a free market if you're cheating ordinary investors by having an advantage, it's a rigged market. It's like playing a basketball game where one team has a 24-second shot clock and the other has a 5-second shot clock. Check and Balance is one of the pillars of democracy, and it's crazy that this is allowed in the strongest democracy in the world.

Vor 29 Tage
chuckiejoseph +3
chuckiejoseph

its not allowed its illegal

Vor 19 Tage
Cerulium +11
Cerulium

So disgusting how evil and corrupt so many things are while millions are struggling to get by every day

Vor 23 Tage
Heisenberg +2193
Heisenberg

Congress has a great talent when it comes to making people disappointed

Vor 4 Monate
Carl Aagaard Madsen +18
Carl Aagaard Madsen

That seems to be a quite important part of what politicians are doing.

Vor 4 Monate
NakedSausage +15
NakedSausage

a universal problem sir

Vor 4 Monate
Sagarock +2
Sagarock

Ok heisenberg

Vor 4 Monate
Sean rafa Bagas s +8
Sean rafa Bagas s

​Zaydan Alfariz they are no diffrent that the goverment of indonesia and malaysia, the us called corruption lobbying

Vor 4 Monate
Walter Black +6
Walter Black

Stay out of my territory.

Vor 4 Monate
E D +61
E D

It takes a lot of courage to expose such powerful people like that. Be safe and keep it going Johnny.

Vor Monat
perpetual phishtour
perpetual phishtour

how you expect him to "be safe" if he keeps it going? Pick one or the other. Don't mean to dig at you arbitrarily but the empty words "be safe" sentiment that people throw out is kind of a pet peeve.

Vor Monat
Jensen Raylight +2
Jensen Raylight

or, you could befriend them, and watch their investment closely without any tips from them. Instant 12% investment return, you might as well become the next generation of warren buffet

Vor Monat
Free Thinker
Free Thinker

@Jensen Raylighthave you been successful with this?

Vor 26 Tage
Bell UH1H Huey
Bell UH1H Huey

it doesn't take courage, muckrackers in the 1900s done way more than him.

Vor 21 Tag
Ashish Kedia +44
Ashish Kedia

Incredible to have journalists like you look into these shady things. Awareness is key to finding a solution here.

Vor 3 Monate
Goblin Goblinson +17
Goblin Goblinson

I'm glad you honestly listed the politicians regardless of their political party. It's nice to see unbiased info

Vor 24 Tage
Tau ceti +1
Tau ceti

Definitely unlike Harry

Vor 19 Tage
Clegg Media Unlimited +27
Clegg Media Unlimited

The irony of this is that Air Traffic Controllers and their spouses are forbidden by federal law from owning or trading in any airline or aircraft manufacturer stock. It’s been that way for decades and it’s no reason Congress shouldn’t be forced into a blind trust.

Vor 3 Monate
impyrobot +2
impyrobot

By who congress no one is going to vote to stop themselves from doing something lmao

Vor 24 Tage
MyVanir +2
MyVanir

@impyrobot What you wrote is unintelligible. Please write in proper english. "By who congress no one is going" is a meaningless jumble of words.

Vor 15 Tage
impyrobot +2
impyrobot

@MyVanir Apologies MyVanir. I may have been in a state of extreme inebriation on that Friday night; sitting on the underground scrolling through my phone meaninglessly commenting whatever my drunk mind conjured up. I will rephrase now. I think we would find it extremely difficult to convince congress on the matter of passing a vote against their own interests. This is because they stand to lose a lot of money by passing a bill that restricts the ability for them to trade in stocks and shares while holding a position of power such as a seat in congress or senate. It is unfortunately a catch 42 and very unlikely to happen unless the common man puts an extreme amount of pressure on them to do so but the vast majority of citizens are not even aware of the issue in the slightest let alone how it is throughly corrupt and poses a significant threat to our democracy when individuals financial interest are put ahead of the interests of out nation. It was nice to make your correspondance and I looking forward to hearing back from you.

Vor 14 Tage
James Temple
James Temple

@impyrobotThere’s a Convention of States (thanks to Article V of the Constitution) in the works to happen. Its proponents have put term limits, fiscal responsibility, and reduced powers from the federal level among other things to the agenda. It might be a good idea to propose a motion about trading while elected.

Vor 13 Tage
Jordan Chou +3
Jordan Chou

Incredible work Johnny! Your videos are so incredibly informative and well done! Such great research and information! 🙌🏼 I hope these videos trigger some major reform in this country!

Vor 25 Tage
Mustang_Mike +3891
Mustang_Mike

Can we please ban congress members from trading and give them term limits 🙏

Vor 4 Monate
Justice Watch +23
Justice Watch

But, even if you got the inside information, you still have to put money at risk, and there is no guarantee the market will respond. I have seen stocks with blow out earnings and news, and still dump. I think that is why insider trading is hard to prove. What if the information is worthless to a market that already pumped or dumped the stock? Show us proof insider trading even works.

Vor 4 Monate
Carl Aagaard Madsen +205
Carl Aagaard Madsen

Who can do that. Ohh that themself.

Vor 4 Monate
Carlos Zambrano +20
Carlos Zambrano

In a democracy you can of course…

Vor 4 Monate
Jake Mcgowan +275
Jake Mcgowan

@Justice Watch Are you dense? Insider trading is knowing BEFORE everyone else INSIDER information. How is the market going to react to something it doesn't know? Also if it doesn't work what is the problem with banning it?

Vor 4 Monate
Justice Watch +5
Justice Watch

@Jake Mcgowan I agree with you, but there is no guarantee the market will react, hence we don't have a lot of concrete studies on it. How much of a drawdown could you afford going short on inside info, if the market lags, or the market just experience a huge drop? We caught Martha Stewart. But how many others?

Vor 4 Monate
Brichael Donslee +4
Brichael Donslee

Pretty brave of you for posting this, people who expose stuff like this on politicians don’t typically age well, or at all…

Vor 13 Tage
Liam Wallace +7
Liam Wallace

Keep up the good work Johnny. A lot of your recent videos have been very balanced and informative and I feel like I'm getting well researched and cited facts, for me the viewer to interpret and react to. Hopefully your work inspires others to have the courage to return to high-quality journalism. Let us know the best way to support your videos and bring more attention

Vor Monat
Zach B +6
Zach B

We need to vote these crooks out or drag them out

Vor 3 Tage
John T Hicks +6
John T Hicks

I think having 0 lag between the trade and the reporting time would be a good way to stop this if we can't just make it illegal. It can be a few weeks for the public filings are reported. If they had to announce it the minute they did it the market would cancel out their gains.

Vor 22 Tage
gonzayare +199
gonzayare

They feel so unaccountable for their action, no matter how evidently illegal they are, they don't even bother to use a family member or a friend to make the transaction and get a cut out of it. The laws just don't apply to them, period.

Vor 29 Tage
Joseph Mathes +9
Joseph Mathes

You said "illegal," but you meant "wrong." Why is it such a surprise that the people who make the laws are allowed to do whatever they want?

Vor 26 Tage
Reez +2
Reez

None of the actions are illegal. With reading comprehension levels as poor as yours, it's no wonder why they're able to legally get away with things.

Vor 25 Tage
gonzayare +2
gonzayare

@Reez Yes there are, but political parties can't go after them selves.

Vor 25 Tage
Reez
Reez

@gonzayare No they're not. Because their exact actions have not been deemed illegal by a lawmaking body, otherwise, they would've been in jail. Learn to read.

Vor 25 Tage
Robot Overlord
Robot Overlord

Legal/Illegal vs Moral/Immoral.

Vor 24 Tage
Amanda Jones +1187
Amanda Jones

I work as a corporate trainer at a law firm. I do not handle any client documents. And I am still *completely barred* from any stock trading without going through a byzantine approval process, and that goes for my spouse, too. If I, a private citizen, cannot trade stock because I happen to work at a law firm, there is no way congresspeople or their families should be able to play the stock market like this.

Vor 4 Monate
Hassetjifrebro +86
Hassetjifrebro

I don’t see the issue. Ban them from trading all stocks but allow them to put money in index funds. All with limits on when and how to sell and buy.

Vor 4 Monate
TheBlakus420 +20
TheBlakus420

You couldn't be more right

Vor 4 Monate
Childish +14
Childish

Why are you barred? Is this a company policy or from higher up? Genuinely curious

Vor 4 Monate
Prathamjeet Singh +38
Prathamjeet Singh

@Childish Yep it is usually the company's policy and is also regulated by higher up

Vor 4 Monate
Mindflayer +3
Mindflayer

You cannot see clearly when looking through the lens of capitalism. No one is exempt..

Vor 4 Monate
Aisha Martinek +14
Aisha Martinek

Your work is phenomenal. The erosion of trust in our institutions is serious and all of these government officials strategically straddling the ambiguous line between borderline unlawful ans blatantly unethical certainly isn't helping.

Vor 3 Monate
Samantha Twining +21
Samantha Twining

As always, incredible layout. Everything about your content is not only beautifully done, but it’s dire information to know. Thanks for your work!

Vor 3 Monate
idrool2 +8
idrool2

I thought the rule WAS to put your investments into a blind trust when holding office. Once again, a no brainer fix for government corruption that we will most likely never see.

Vor 20 Tage
Laaaliiiluuu +2
Laaaliiiluuu

Why would politicians who make the laws make a law that gives themselves a disadvantage? 😅

Vor 19 Tage
idrool2 +2
idrool2

Perhaps a sense of honor and integrity? I know...how naive of me...🙄@Laaaliiiluuu

Vor 19 Tage
MyVanir +1
MyVanir

@idrool2 Politics and integrity are like oil and water.

Vor 15 Tage
Jimmy Prusty +105
Jimmy Prusty

This is scary. Rich people pay politicians to make sure they get access to taxpayer funds first when banks shutter or they're in jeopardy of losing all their money. I feel bad for the lowest paid workers that may be affected, but not CEO's. A lot of them have created this abusive corporate pay structure where they are paid 300 to 400 percent above the salary of entry level workers. Most add very little value. They posture and perform with speeches, meetings, and excessive travel to provide the appearance of working hard. It's a con.

Vor 3 Monate
Erwin +1
Erwin

Ok Marx

Vor 2 Monate
Carl O +1
Carl O

So so true, you are paying attention.

Vor 2 Monate
DataAnalystByNight +5
DataAnalystByNight

300-400 times as in x, not just 300 or 400 percent. Way more than percentage points 😂

Vor 2 Monate
Chester +1
Chester

The only way to make the act better would be that they would need to disclose their stocks in real time, but we all know that would destroy the entire market in a short time

Vor 21 Tag
Ohio Guy19 +368
Ohio Guy19

I can’t believe such an obvious public display of corruption is still allowed in this country.

Vor 4 Monate
Mytruthbekind +21
Mytruthbekind

They make the rules so… lawmakers. It is absurd.

Vor 4 Monate
Johnny V +42
Johnny V

and key terms in that statement, "obvious public display of corruption," imagine all the Non obvious corruption occurring in private! SMH

Vor 4 Monate
Wes Durlan +1
Wes Durlan

I can when it's the people who decide what is allowed are the ones doing it

Vor 4 Monate
Zwifty +42
Zwifty

“Power is a lot like real estate. It's all about location, location, location. The closer you are to the source, the higher your property value." Frank Underwood Sums this up quite well

Vor 3 Monate
Jason Dashney
Jason Dashney

Fortunately we can get there by proxy with newsletters. You can get very good newsletters from experts in a variety of industries who know the movers and shakers and this info is for hundreds or the low thousands per year and is worth every penny, and are publicly available for subscription. Anyone going about their investing all on their own is nuts. Spend the money.

Vor 18 Tage
TheGardener +5
TheGardener

Johnny we the American people need you now more than ever. Please don’t stop what you’re doing.

Vor 3 Monate
Sandile Mzinyane +2
Sandile Mzinyane

I love how Johnny Harris is trying so hard to give us as much "smoking gun" information without getting whacked 😂

Vor Monat
Mr. Kapusta +5
Mr. Kapusta

This video is a treasure. Thank you for spreading the truth and making it easily understandable for anyone

Vor 28 Tage
Bell UH1H Huey +1
Bell UH1H Huey

it isn't, it's public information with GOOD editing. The editing carries him.

Vor 21 Tag
Mr. Kapusta
Mr. Kapusta

@Bell UH1H Huey It's public info he's spreading and his good editing is making this easy to understand. So what's your issue?

Vor 21 Tag
Blake +3
Blake

Its like going back in time and betting on the winning team.. insane.. as a kid i always wondered why tv shows and movies always showed politicians in a bad light.

Vor Monat
gardenlifelove +1575
gardenlifelove

I wish for the day that congress is held accountable for their decades of insider trading.

Vor 4 Monate
Spice Dreamer +95
Spice Dreamer

That can be today if we stop quibbling over inconsequential crap, band together and apply democracy the way it was intended.

Vor 4 Monate
Gargoyled_Drake +58
Gargoyled_Drake

@Spice Dreamer it requires a complete cleanout in all of politics. Which means, no trump, no biden, no none of those who are there today. none of them should be in politics and instead be replaced with actual people who have lived actual lifes in society.

Vor 4 Monate
Chris Aguilera +2
Chris Aguilera

Drain the swamp. Oh wait, we tried that.

Vor 4 Monate
Carl Snyder +16
Carl Snyder

Sadly, that day will never come. The best we can hope for will be the day it will just be stopped from continuing. Rest assured though, these people will NOT be held accountable.

Vor 4 Monate
Maurice Wilson +1
Maurice Wilson

Don't hate the player. Hate the game 😀

Vor 4 Monate
CAM Channel +6
CAM Channel

I work in the financial industry and I can’t even have a brokerage account without my employer approving every position or have them do it for me. What a convenient double standard

Vor 3 Monate
Angela Poch +3
Angela Poch

I really appreciate your content and I especially love your presentation style and the amount of effort you do to be informed. I feel awkward but also annoyed about your sponsorship Better Help. Of course I am bias because I tried to join Better Help as a licensed professional Counsellor but they don’t take any non-USA therapists (and UK for their UK division). I find this is misleading and it’s breaking laws in other countries yet they keep getting away with it because apparently they tell me they are not breaking us law. Seems strange because I have many colleagues who tell me they don’t know how that’s possible. Anyway I don’t have the motivation to investigate since I have so much else already on my plate but it’s been really bugging me when I see ads that Better Help serves worldwide. I’d have no issue if they stayed in their lane or if they’d take therapists from the countries they serve. Unethical practice for sure, maybe even illegal according to my very very very limited research. Ok. Rant over.

Vor 4 Monate
ALP'ie +1
ALP'ie

Simple rule: Any public official must use a stock broker or service that discloses any and all financial trades, sales, buys, etc, immediately into a publicly accessible database.

Vor 27 Tage
Jake Schlachter +5
Jake Schlachter

Insider trading just might be the most lucrative (and legal) part about being in congress

Vor 3 Monate
CryptoStudent99
CryptoStudent99

Thanks for this Johnny. There will come a day in the near future when Nancy P. Actually puts forward this bill and bans congress from owning or trading stocks. This will most likely happen around 38,500 and at the top of the market for the next 25 years. My advice is to sell wvwrything when congress "forces themselves " to sell everything they own at the top as well. Keep the great content coming.

Vor Monat
Taryn Elise +910
Taryn Elise

I will never not be bitter that, as an external auditor, I had more stock buying restrictions than members of congress. My immediate family was subject to these tighter laws than CONGRESS. 😡

Vor 4 Monate
_-- +80
_--

Rules for thee but not for me

Vor 4 Monate
David Zhou +16
David Zhou

CPA life

Vor 4 Monate
WhatDoestheMouseSay +29
WhatDoestheMouseSay

Same, I work as an accountant for a public company and we're constantly given rules about selling stock.

Vor 4 Monate
rustytr +11
rustytr

I bet you still vote though and pretend you're doing something good 😅

Vor 4 Monate
strongallalong89 +9
strongallalong89

For Americans (and arguably everyone worldwide), this is one of the most important videos on YouTube in the last decade.

Vor 3 Monate
RANDY'S REVIEWS +7
RANDY'S REVIEWS

😮 Thanks Johnny. No wonder all members of Congress are rich. I never understood how each one became so wealthy. This explains it.

Vor 2 Monate
GC 1970 +1
GC 1970

It amazes me just how many people invest themselves whole heartedly into idolising politicians, hanging on every word and defending them while ignoring the fact they are urinating down their backs proclaiming it’s raining.

Vor 22 Tage
stixxx2k +3
stixxx2k

One of the big problems isn't making money out of the knowledge. It is, making decisions out of your investment.

Vor 2 Monate
Gustavo Aragon
Gustavo Aragon

This is why politicians shall not be in office for more then two terms . People needs to vote out all of these crooks.

Vor 11 Stunden
GRAPHIC J +361
GRAPHIC J

Politicians: "We investigated ourselves for insider trading and we found out that we have done no wrongdoing"

Vor 4 Monate
Riffin Kajangu +19
Riffin Kajangu

Crazy how they never find anything… I wonder what the investigation looks like 😅

Vor 4 Monate
Jari Sanou +8
Jari Sanou

“The system is working as intended”

Vor 4 Monate
Jack Steel +10
Jack Steel

This is like getting your home appraised only for the appraiser to make an anonymous offer having found out it's on top of a gold mine

Vor 3 Monate
Brian Kline +2
Brian Kline

Thank you for making this video, the more exposure the politician insider trading gets the more likely it will change

Vor 3 Monate
TheRyansLion +1
TheRyansLion

We need a massive reform on the government, so many problems we see today don’t get fixed because these politicians don’t want to lose money or become exposed

Vor 21 Tag
köö koo +1
köö koo

This happens in my country too, i've thought that being part of the governing body like senate should make it impossible for you to do any type of trading. It should be banned under penalty of imprisonment and those sentences should be substantial.

Vor 2 Monate
Marius Orehovschi +1
Marius Orehovschi

Wow what an insanely great presentation and crystal clear explanation. And as if it wasn't awesome enough, that track at the end and its timing was 🔥

Vor 27 Tage
Jakub Urbanski +736
Jakub Urbanski

In the world of fake news and lies, the kind of quality documentaries Johnny provides us with is a real blessing. Thank you

Vor 4 Monate
Brennan Schafer +12
Brennan Schafer

I glad he's bringing more attention to this for the laymen but he's literally just quoting prior stories from major news outlets the whole time.

Vor 4 Monate
Dan D +9
Dan D

Just don't forget Harris does sponsored vids for the WEF. Remember that when he says it doesn't matter who the redacted names are. The redacted names are paying his bills.

Vor 4 Monate
Anrede +2
Anrede

*The public loses MUCH MORE money in a financial crisis because of vulture politicians devouring their stock investments through insider trades.* After all, when a fund has to buy back shorted stocks for inflated prices from a politician doing insider trades then the fund loses a lot of money. The money in these funds are oftentimes the earnings and retirement savings of normal people. It is important to keep this in mind, these politicians are filthy rich because of someone down the line paying for their insider knowledge.

Vor 25 Tage
joseph saunders +1
joseph saunders

Love this video. If only you could do a similar video but on a global scale 😊

Vor 3 Monate
Timothy Hults +3
Timothy Hults

Along came Nancy Polosi and ethics, morals went out the window.

Vor 14 Tage
El Loco Diablo +2
El Loco Diablo

"People should be able to do what they want with their money." This is very true but is ultimately untrue in our economic system and will never be the goal of any regulatory system.

Vor 3 Monate
Davy Erni
Davy Erni

Basically with some hard decisions they have to make . It,s like selling the soul against better judgment for the sake of collective progress . ❤

Vor 22 Tage
XskiXedgeX +878
XskiXedgeX

Well... it was nice knowing Johnny. He was taken from us too soon. 😢

Vor 4 Monate
Carl Aagaard Madsen +88
Carl Aagaard Madsen

The worst part of this is, that it is a possibility.

Vor 4 Monate
Pedrovski Dantini +71
Pedrovski Dantini

Hope he doesnt get "suicided"

Vor 4 Monate
Scott Minnican +13
Scott Minnican

Johny Harris indictment coming soon

Vor 4 Monate
Llamingo +3
Llamingo

F for Johnny Harrys

Vor 4 Monate
lightningboltt543 +7
lightningboltt543

Johnny will be disappeared on definitely legit charges

Vor 4 Monate
Riot_maker31 PS4 +4
Riot_maker31 PS4

I also love how they live off of our tax dollars for a home transportation and everything else. While collecting a large paycheck trading stocks and making money other ways we don’t need to mention. The people will always lose it’s a gross set up

Vor 3 Monate
Jacob Money +3
Jacob Money

What a time to be alive. This video is for free...and is entertaining to watch.

Vor 3 Monate
Chris
Chris

Thank you for real and objective journalism.

Vor Monat
Andre Kelvin +2
Andre Kelvin

It's very funny how most people think politicians will play fair 😂😂

Vor 3 Monate
Harvey Birdman
Harvey Birdman

Funniest part is almost every dollar made by these politicians is directly related to a dollar that the American people lost.

Vor 4 Tage
Mister Lianghui +365
Mister Lianghui

The fact that we get free videos from Johnny Harris on YouTube is priceless. keeping the education and knowledge alive 🙏🙏🙏

Vor 4 Monate
Jouhatsu +5
Jouhatsu

True.

Vor 4 Monate
خالد +5
خالد

Y'all say this every time

Vor 4 Monate
Ok +1
Ok

ok

Vor 4 Monate
Tyler Smith +1
Tyler Smith

If this is news to you, you need to wake up.

Vor 4 Monate
HomerOJSimpson +1
HomerOJSimpson

This blanket statement appears everywhere. Is there even a human behind this account?

Vor 4 Monate
Josh J +1
Josh J

There's a simple and effective solution for dealing with corrupt politicians and government, but I guess nobody's ready for that.

Vor 7 Tage
Good_Nyght
Good_Nyght

amazing story telling and journalism keep it up and keep updating us bro !!

Vor 29 Tage
Awoken Entertainment +9
Awoken Entertainment

the levels of corruption are honestly mind blowing

Vor 20 Tage
Beast +1
Beast

Crazy. Imagine congress putting restrictions on themselves.

Vor 25 Tage
Charming +278
Charming

In times of great polarization in the United States, it’s great to see how bipartisan our elected leaders corrupt practices can truly be. Great video.

Vor 4 Monate
Justice Watch
Justice Watch

But, even if you got the inside information, you still have to put money at risk, and there is no guarantee the market will respond. I have seen stocks with blow out earnings and news, and still dump. I think that is why insider trading is hard to prove. What if the information is worthless to a market that already pumped or dumped the stock? Show us proof insider trading even works.

Vor 4 Monate
Stephen McCalley +14
Stephen McCalley

@Justice Watch Yes, but the ethics are also about the appearance of impropriety. Congress could gain some goodwill back by restricting their investments to only broadly diversified mutual funds and ETF's much like any other federal employee.

Vor 4 Monate
Justice Watch
Justice Watch

@Stephen McCalley ​ @4DCResinSmoker I think it would have been better if they let us see their trades in real time, not just ban them, cause they still got their brother in law to take the trades for them. Or funnel a news letter that just happens to be 90% accurate. We jump to conclusions way too fast. The more activity we get to see the more likely crooks won't run for office.

Vor 4 Monate
King Kell’s +13
King Kell’s

@Justice Watch Bro we get it. You don’t have to reply to every comment with the same script.

Vor 4 Monate
john boy
john boy

I trust these law makers completely! I trust that they will use privileged private information to enrich themselves!

Vor 19 Tage
Volvox +1
Volvox

I physically would not be able to invest in a military contractor when a war breaks out. It is so dark and immoral. You have to have some kind of psychopathy to do this.

Vor 9 Tage
047Kenny +3
047Kenny

“Also, these are his children” LMFAO that got a laugh out of me. These people need to be purged.

Vor Monat
Marcus
Marcus

If it wasn’t for people like you nobody would know what’s going on behind the curtain thanks for pulling that curtain back and shining a light on these things.

Vor 28 Tage
Phil H +2
Phil H

Imagine having a job where you can choose how to spend other people’s money and print off money if there isn’t as much as you want.

Vor Monat
R B +206
R B

Can we all just take a minute to appreciate how Johnny exposes these politicians while at the same time, perfectly treads a fine line to avoid opening himself up to litigation. Masterful.

Vor 4 Monate
William Young +9
William Young

Speaking of litigation; I hope you (Harris) get on the F.B.I.'s case about sending you so much redacted and unreadable information. Let a judge decide if a reasonable person could perceive the information they sent you. This is about keeping our government accountable, bottom line.

Vor 4 Monate
Ok +1
Ok

ok

Vor 4 Monate
King Ace +1
King Ace

@William Young You know, you can get on the FBI's and court's cases too by helping groups that have been fighting governmental insider trading for a long time.

Vor 4 Monate
Ryan Takeda +6
Ryan Takeda

I hope for a day the average American person understands this and wants to do something about it. The lack of information and care is depressing

Vor 3 Monate
Window4503 +1
Window4503

Every time someone says something like this, I roll my eyes. There are thousands of worthy causes for which others are saying "not enough people know and nobody cares." I heard this about Internet privacy, animal fats, animal rights, housing, climate change, whales, you name it. To expect the average person to not only try to survive within this system but also prioritize what you personally think is the most important (along with what everyone else prioritizes as most important) is absolutely absurd. Heck, they probably care about another pressing cause and would accuse YOU of apathy. Be glad some people care at all.

Vor 25 Tage
Unknown
Unknown

@Window4503 A fabulous comment

Vor 17 Tage
Caleb Nasiatka +1
Caleb Nasiatka

We have to remember. In our American system. Members of Congress are employees of the people! We need more participation in paying attention to who we continue to reelect to do the job we vote them in for. Accountability is almost always better than legislation because it can't be loopholed.

Vor Monat
Motif
Motif

God bless each and every one of you. Thank you for your contributions to society if any. Tell your friends and family you love them, have an amazing day!

Vor 24 Tage
WBGoosey
WBGoosey

YASSS JOHNNY! This is the type of content that the world needs :) I love you man!

Vor 3 Monate
Morshedul Islam riaad +1
Morshedul Islam riaad

Jonny investigates finance better than financial journalists.

Vor 22 Tage
Zoran Prole +321
Zoran Prole

I love how Johnny and his team do their homework based on publicly available documents and show us the proof while saying this in a very nice lovely story. I love your videos guys, keep them coming! :)

Vor 4 Monate
drink15 +2
drink15

except the times him and his team gets things completely wrong.

Vor 3 Monate
Tsar Nicholas III Of The Great Russian Empire +2
Tsar Nicholas III Of The Great Russian Empire

Yeah it’s lovely, except when he lies about Hawaii

Vor 3 Monate
Juan Alejandro Castillo Pou +1
Juan Alejandro Castillo Pou

@Tsar Nicholas III Of The Great Russian Empire And when he lies about the Dominican Republic.

Vor 3 Monate
Tsar Nicholas III Of The Great Russian Empire
Tsar Nicholas III Of The Great Russian Empire

@Juan Alejandro Castillo Pou oh? I dunno that one, please enlighten me

Vor 3 Monate
RADIUM CLOCK
RADIUM CLOCK

Even if they publicly hate each other, they still network with each other when it comes to making money. They always know what's going to be introduced first and what's coming up for sale.

Vor 24 Tage
H. Chappelle
H. Chappelle

The number of trees lost due to the government and Wall Street for paperwork is probably very scary. Instead of just one page, thousands of pages and booklets daily. Every government agency and corporate America probably wastes huge amounts of trees daily, and even though there is the government Paperwork Reduction Act, the government also does not follow it, they just add another form instead and give it a number.

Vor 2 Monate
James Temple +1
James Temple

“Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician, and I'll show you a crook.” Fair and simple.

Vor 13 Tage
cmd
cmd

This is exactly why people become politicians... I know it's cynical, but I feel it's at least partly true. They enrich themselves, and are sitting on millions by retirement (and they get massive retirement benefits).

Vor 27 Tage
Patrick
Patrick

Unpopular opinion: I would rather have them do it in the open like this than behind closed doors. In my country all politicians do Insider trading (well their version of it) and it takes a lot of work to find out who owns what.

Vor 24 Tage
AnnFrankSus +613
AnnFrankSus

If you can be restricted from selling stocks based on the company you work for, surely all of congress should be incapable of trading stocks both personally and through their families.

Vor 4 Monate
Abram Rex Joaquin +22
Abram Rex Joaquin

When a breakage of a social construct by OUR CHOSEN LEADERS is a monetary fine... The ones above the law are those who can pay the fee.

Vor 4 Monate
Chris M +13
Chris M

@Abram Rex Joaquin Yep. They call it the cost of doing business and move on. Murdoch's recent payout of 780 million dollars is a prime example. That was a fraction of what he made from the lies he had his media networks spread.

Vor 4 Monate
UKindness4 +3
UKindness4

Corruption on both sides of the aisle refuse to pass the laws we need to make their trading illegal and we really need to do it for their family too.

Vor 4 Monate
Weber +2
Weber

An issue with that is you can’t really restrict the family as they never were in contract with you

Vor 4 Monate
Chris M
Chris M

@UKindness4 Yeah, absolutely. This isn't a partisan issue at all, as we can see by the list. it's fifty fifty, and both side need to own up. However, getting them to agree to curtail their own profiteering seems to be next to impossible.

Vor 4 Monate
Bill C +1
Bill C

As President Truman said, “You can’t get rich in politics unless you are a crook.”

Vor 19 Tage
Ensign of Industry
Ensign of Industry

Great reporting. Really shows this is a non-partisan issue, and in the meantime we are encouraged by both sides of government to fight each other in the streets….🤔

Vor 27 Tage
Bill ... +1
Bill ...

Most politicians get into politics for own financial gain. They’re their to make themself and friends richer with insider trading. But it’s illegal for us but they’ve got insider info during policies making.

Vor 23 Tage
IllemDaFunk
IllemDaFunk

100% agree that politicians shouldn't be allowed to invest the way average citizens do. They are there to serve our interests and keep good relations on the international stage. Politicians, their masters, and their worshippers just cannot be trusted.

Vor 25 Tage
Alaskan Whiskey
Alaskan Whiskey

So basically we are playing the stock market with both hands tied behind out back, blind folded, deafened, in a dark room, while they literally have a cheat sheet on the answers.

Vor 24 Tage
Cameron Perry +651
Cameron Perry

Incredibly glad you covered this. I may be out of step with the majority of people here, but I truly believe our government is so unbelievebly corrupt it can't be saved. But a stock ban and term limits for elected officials would do wonders and would actually give me some home we can fix this sinking ship.

Vor 4 Monate
Jay Choi +1
Jay Choi

*hope

Vor 4 Monate
ZeroZ +15
ZeroZ

they would just start offshore company in Panama

Vor 3 Monate
JP +13
JP

Why would they ever change the rules? They are already corrupt and they love the status quo.

Vor 3 Monate
Kevin +1
Kevin

Not corrupt if they legalized it And then they can criticize other countries of corruption while saying they are the cleanest people on this world as it is not corruption in US.

Vor 3 Monate
Toki Liam
Toki Liam

Trying to prohibit insider trading seems pretty much impossible. Imagine you're playing a card game and you accidentally saw your opponents hand, even if you're trying to play fair, you won't be able to play as if you didn't know the cards they have. If someone knows the economy is going to crash within the next week from a private meeting, there is no way they're going to watch their money go out the window. It's an inherent problem of the stock market. The only thing I could imagine working, is to not allow them and their family to own stocks at all.

Vor 22 Tage
Anuj Juthani +1
Anuj Juthani

i liked tht your video mentions the names of the team members involved in creating this video ... this is something which ensures team members to bank of the credits as their work portfolio when they try to work with some other group / institution .. nice work team Johnny harris ...

Vor 2 Monate
Angelo
Angelo

It's a COI no matter how you look at it because they can make laws that would benefit their investments. The only way to prevent this is to have an investment management company take over their investments that keeps them blind to what is being invested in while they are in office. The only communication they should have are talking about total returns, and how much to be invested vs how much they want in their bank account for other things.

Vor Monat

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