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Politicians' Second Jobs: Should They be Allowed to Keep Them?
Even if politicians didn't hold second jobs, they might still face a conflict of interest in other ways, such as through their financial holdings.
more than half
of the U.S. Congress owned stock - with some holdings at $100,000 or more.
non-financial and in-kind benefits
as a result of their service, which would not be counted as "income."
The fact that there is more than one way in which a politician can experience a conflict of interest does not mean that conflicts of interests attendant upon the holding of a second job become less important.