Corruption in Government

@Muelitz (1592)
Canada
June 25, 2008 11:26am CST
I really despise corrupt government officials. Despite being under public scrutiny, they don't have the sensitivity to resign from office. What they do is cling to their position and continue to enrich themselves forgetting about their promises before elections to help the poor by upgrading their lives. I pray that in the future all governments will be patterned to Singapore and Japan where corruption is minimal if not totally absent. What do you say? Just my two cents. Just Me, SFC
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@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
26 Jun 08
i am also in the government service but i am still poor. and i can't take what the officials do. i hate to hear that one or any of my officemates commit such acts of corruption. if only i can pinched them like garlic, i will.. whew!
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• United States
26 Jun 08
I know some are there for an honest days work but then there are others.
@melo_828 (427)
• Philippines
26 Jun 08
a big portion in the national budget of our nation only goes to the pocket of some corrupt officials. this is the reason why there is only a minimal progress in our country. when election comes, many of the candidates buy votes in order to win. and when they win and becomes a public official, they will get the money back they used in campaigning. until corruption is still in our government, there will be no progress in this country. the poor will gets poorer and the corrupt public official will gets richer...
• Philippines
25 Jun 08
I totally despise it too. Do they think people doesn't notice this kind of things? They are so way into their heads and most of the time money along with. I do hope they think about what they are doing before it's too late.
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25 Jun 08
yes it is a bitter fact we all indians are facing. but until and unless we get to understand thatnothing except for us will change it. forget about the past and try getting this conveyed to the upcoming youth to promise themselves before joining as a govt. employee whether u want to bring ur nation to be out of corruption or just fill in your pockets. but remember the illegal income is spent that way too
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@patms1 (522)
• United States
25 Jun 08
I also hate these people but if we keep voting for them its our fault. New Jersey is a perfect example of how people keep voting crooks in office. I think this country has forgotten what our founding fathers had in mind when we started. I don't believe Washington thought it was ok to kill babies.Or Jefferson thought it was alright to take money from evil people doing bad things. Today's government is filled with creeps that just want to make money and if they are confronted by honest people they have enough clot to stop them. God help us is all I can say.
• United States
25 Jun 08
To a certain extent one must be rather grimey to makes his way to the top of the political ladder. I'd bet a buck that ol' Mr. Washington and Jefferson were probably rather corupt themselves.
@patms1 (522)
• United States
22 Jul 08
If Washington was corrupt why didn't he become King? He was asked to be King but he said America was a country for the people . Jefferson was one of the most brilliant minds of his or any time. He did not need to be corrupt. He was a wealth man in his own right. Maybe you should read your history before you say such foolish things.
@jinxky (2251)
• Philippines
24 Jul 08
i really hate the arroyo government here in the philippines, when she became the president, philippines is getting worst.. imagine she is making a 'program' which is the government is giving a 4 billion pesos to all the poor people.. why is she doing this? so that people might think that she is a good president or something. all of the officials here are full of crap! now i can say that 'promises are made to be broken' coz politicians made their promises before the election, & when they are already in the position, they just forgot all their promises or let's say those promises are their 'propanda' to gain sympathy.. im sick & tired of our government now, that's why many filipinos are leaving the country to have greener pasture coz they know by moving to other country, they will have a good life.. if i have a chance i really want to move in canada coz my life will change 'a bit' if i will live there.. lol
@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
24 Jul 08
Corruption seems to be growing in many countries, even here in the US where any official found guilty of taking a bribe, lying under oath, etc not only will lose his job but may also be sent to prison. At least it is not yet as bad as our neighbor to the south where I've been told that even the ordinary policemen have to supplement their meager salaries by soliciting bribes. I can't speak for other countries, but I believe that we need to get back to teaching Christian values in the home. If children are taught from the time they are in diapers that lying and stealing just are not done, they will continue to act on these values when they are adults.
@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
26 Jun 08
i think the government should be disintegrated...not many people listen to their crap anyway...maybe they will self-destruct and blow up soon.
• United States
26 Jun 08
I think the only reason the people haven't notice this is because the "officials" got there hands in the media "FCC" There not just to give out the ratings they think is alright for who to watch what. Where getting almost the same news everyday just different ppl are involve, and some of those accidents can be avoided if the parents where really taking care of there children. But back to topic but sooner or letter the FCC will get there hands over the internet and the dogs are going to get loose and sent after us.
@siZidni (1860)
• Indonesia
26 Jun 08
well. i feel sick of this. everyday on the news it's about corruption... well how can they just to it without feeling guilty at all?
• United States
25 Jun 08
I completely agree with your opinion of corrupt government officials. In fact, they are probably just trying to get that position to better whatever industry they have most of their money in. The president (of the USA) only makes $400,000 a year, but they don't even need that since they already proved that they had millions to spend on a campaign. The presidential race has now turned into a competition to see who can weasel the most money out of people, which will most likely be used to dig up dirt on their opponent.
@alokn99 (5717)
• India
25 Jun 08
In most countries atleast in the one that I am from, most government officials get into their office to make the best of it, in terms of power and in terms of money. So why would they want to give it up unless compelled to. Also many of them think they are untouchable as long as they hold the power and once they loose they will be open to being prosecuted for it. Promises and statements are all the tools they use to get to this position.