Recent polling by Gallup shows that
Three in four Americans (75%) last year perceived corruption as widespread in the country's government. This figure is up from two in three in 2007 (67%) and 2009 (66%).
The public has its reasons, which are not unfounded. Consider this USA Today story about how the
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has allowed its employees to stay on the job despite internal investigations that found they had distributed drugs, lied to the authorities or committed other serious misconduct, newly disclosed records show.
Lawmakers expressed dismay this year that the drug agency had not fired agents who investigators found attended “sex parties” with prostitutes paid with drug cartel money while they were on assignment in Colombia. The Justice Department also opened an inquiry into whether the DEA is able to adequately detect and punish wrongdoing by its agents.
“Dismay?” How about outrage, indignation, or cold fury? One reads informed analysis, every day, on the question of why Donald Trump seems to have gained traction with a considerable segment of the American public? There, in part, is your answer. The government’s drug agents peddle drugs and pay for prostitutes with drug money and nobody gets fired, much less sent off for a stretch in the can?
Makes you wonder about the other 25%. Must be people who work in government.