For one, when a government official trades anything upon the stock market, they take the chance like everyone else of something backfiring. The reason lawmakers can take the extra risk is through the knowledge of the law and the ebb and flow of government bonds and stocks, as well as public bonds and stocks. You can’t tell me that this Congresswoman has done such a thing as she is now trying to ban. It’s the same thing as paying an accountant to get more returns on taxes because they themselves know the loopholes. There are always holes, why spend more time trying to patch them up and focus on things that actually matter; such as fixing the national debt, organizing defense and foreign affairs, providing a better infrastructure, throwing away Federal education standards that destroy American prestige abroad and at home, and giving back the power of government to the states which the Founders had originally designed the FEDERAL Constitutional Republic to be.