Sunday, November 19, 2006


The Democrats campaigned against Republican corruption and ethical "lapses", but now that they are in a position to initiate some serious reform, the common plea among Democrats in Washington is "Not so fast." An article in the NY Times by David Kirkpatrick entitled "Democrats Split on How Far to Go With Ethics Law" illustrates the minimalist nature of some of the so-called ethics reforms and an extreme reluctance to commit to truly deep and meaningful and painful reforms.

Even the deepest reforms being discussed would put hardly a dent in the deeply corrupt nature of the relationships between those elected to represent the people and those who have financially "invested" in the election of those so-called representatives and those who are in a position of power to offer "incentives", financial or otherwise, in consideration for legislative action that would be favorable to their own personal or organizational interests.

So much for so-called ethics.

-- Jack Krupansky


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