I've been accused of painting ALL Republicans as corrupt and unfit to govern
. So, I've been thinking, why do I think that Republicans are unethical and use the levers of government to pursue private ends and goals instead of the public good?
It turns out the reason I think that republicans are corrupt and unfit to govern
is because nearly everyday I read a story about George Bush's ties to the UAE, or about Santorum's kickbacks from government vendors or about more run of the mill corruption like this: CREW FILES ETHICS COMPLAINT AGAINST REP. SAM JOHNSONBreaks House Ethics Rules Through Improper Use of IRS
Today, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) forwarded a complaint to the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, better known as the Ethics Committee, against Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX) for using executive branch resources, namely the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), for partisan political purposes. The complaint alleges that Rep. Johnson asked the IRS to audit Texans for Public Justice (TPJ) as punishment for the organizationÂs role in sparking the Texas criminal investigation of Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX).
I just happen to think that the IRS should not be used for partisan political purposes. If that makes me a CRAAAAZY liberal. So be it.