5 Stocks in John Boehner's Portfolio

As Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner is one of the most powerful people in the U.S., if not the world. If I had a chance to sit down with him it would be pretty tempting to ask about the government shutdown, the lackluster economy, and whether George W. Bush's nickname for him is real (look it up).

Ultimately, though, I would ask which stocks are in his portfolio. Call me crazy, but I just wouldn't be able to help myself.

Think of the opportunities he has!

In the past, Boehner has met with Apple CEO Tim Cook, received healthy donations from AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, and, according to the Huffington Post, joined JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM  ) CEO Jamie Dimon for drinks.

Lucky for me, I don't actually have to meet with Boehner to find out what he owns, since politicians' financial assets are public record. So I did some digging -- with help from -- and was able to uncover some of the Speaker's best-performing stocks.

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  • Report this Comment On November 09, 2013, at 3:27 PM, phatandfoolish wrote:

    why should we care? he's trading on inside information, and although these losers have exempted themselves from the laws of the land, he is still a criminal

  • Report this Comment On November 09, 2013, at 7:11 PM, johnestromjr wrote:

    peekbill is sure long winded. And a liberal fool.

    ObamaCare is a LOSER and a MASSIVE tax on most Americans. It is not "affordable" and it IS being forced upon us. If we are truly going to have "affordable" care then we need to put competition into the mix. Right now it's a federal felony for providers to sell health insurance across state lines. WHY? That, in one stroke, would make the cost of health care drop substantially. They don't want you to have a choice. This is about power - and taking over 1/7th of our entire economy while exempting themselves.

  • Report this Comment On November 10, 2013, at 2:04 AM, RyanPeckyno wrote:

    It is a good starting point to see what folks in key positions in Government own given that they see information on a day to day basis that could impact a stock's price.

  • Report this Comment On November 10, 2013, at 1:29 PM, cjenk wrote:

    John Boehner's life list

    1) Me, 2) Me 3) Me 4) Me 5) Tea Party! All american's who are tried of the selfish people in politics really care about is when is he up for re-election so we can fire him!

  • Report this Comment On November 10, 2013, at 3:05 PM, peckbill wrote:

    There are still a lot of problems with who can apply, where they can apply and what do they need to be qualified. I am aware of one male that is unemployed, is medically not able to work that was told he has to get a medical evaluation (to get a medical evaluation, the hospital wants over $200.00 up front for the evaluation. Where does he get the money? He gives up and stays on the list as one that doesn’t apply) before they will give him Medicaid. The workers in the field are either not knowledgeable or they are discouraging young people from applying. Training and guidance is needed in the field; not just at the federal level. A major factor tied to low sign ups by the young is the availability of information about what is happening in the individual states. The young people are not getting the word and do not know what is happening, i.e., 23 states are currently expanding Medicaid, 4 states have a customized Medicaid expansion, 4 states are undecided about Medicaid expansion and 20 states are currently not going to expand. Get the word out, put pressure on the states and you will see an increase in the number of young adults signing up on the ACA websites. Keep hiding the information and the program will dies for lack of inputs.

    Young people operate in a crisis mode; if there is not a crisis they would rather do nothing but visit with friends they are not supposed to be with, drink what they are not supposed to drink, eat only when starving or junk food, treat money as though it were trash and give it away to a friend or buy junk with it. They have a brain that is not yet developed and it probably won't develop for years to come; some brains will never develop because of burn out. Girls think of boys and what is hung between their legs and boys think of girls and what is between their legs; both often think with these body parts. When they get sick it is an emergency or Mom and Dad take care of them. Trying to entice young people to do the right thing is almost impossible. This is a very big mistake that was made with the ACA.

    Also keep in mind that many young people, especially males, are out of work or have only part time employment and should qualify for Medicaid, but they will not apply because they are lazy and/or believe that anything that is free has attachments tied to it and they want nothing to do with it. Many young males try to apply for Medicaid and are turned away because they cannot prove that they are unemployed or disabled and are told the program is for women only or males below 18 years of age, or they must get a medical evaluation; where is the money coming from to get a medical evaluation?

  • Report this Comment On November 11, 2013, at 7:59 AM, Diddley wrote:

    Boehner is among the Washington insiders who break the law every day. Their benefits from special interest, lobbyist, donors make their salaries chump change. They hire their family,friends to work for them at taxpayers expense.

    Their perks,benefits are beyond belief. If convicted of a felony they keep their pension and benefits ask Duke Cunningham and others, the list is long. Who says crime doesn't pay? 100 day work year where they do nothing, free travel,food, drinks,fact finding trips that are family vacations skinny dipping in the Dead Sea. The 535 are clearly bought and paid for daily. Answer is term limits. How can we be any worse off?

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