If you want to know whether our elected officials are working for those of us who elected them or if they are just using their elected positions to make themselves richer, all you have to do is look at their investments.

In 2014, of the 22 members of the Senate Banking and Finance Committee, there were only three senators who had equity trades. Of the three, Senator Pat Toomey came in third with a total of 26 trades, coming in at second place was Senator Jack Reed with a total of 39 equity trades and coming in at number one on the list was our very own Senator Bob Corker with a whopping 930 trades.

In that same year Tennessee was rated as one of the top 10 most corrupt states in the union. Is this a coincidence or just par for the course?

Daniel Hutcheson

Portland, Tenn.

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