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ETHICS: Where is integrity in government?

Letter by Jim Bjorkman, Puyallup on June 10, 2011 at 12:04 pm | 122 Comments »
June 10, 2011 4:38 pm

I wish I worked for the government as an elected official. That way I would not be subject to the laws that they pass. Just consider what we have seen lately.

If I, as an employer, had sent X-rated pictures to a female employee or any female I would be fired and sued. Rep. Anthony Weiner does it and nothing happens.

If I fail to pay taxes, I could go to jail. Tim Geithner doesn’t and becomes secretary of the treasury. Charles Rangel does it and is still a congressman.

If I failed to pay personal property taxes of $300,000 plus, I would go to jail. Claire McCaskill  and John Kerrey say it was a mistake and stay as a U.S. senators.

This seems to just go on and on. It is not limited to being a Democrat or Republican. Both sides are equally guilty. Each defends their own and points to the other side doing the same thing or worse

We deserve better.

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