Parties of Corruption

Which party is more corrupt?  Maybe you've seen lists.  The National Taxpayer's Union has a pretty good list http://www.ntu.org/main/press.php?PressID=343.  The NTU's gripe, though, is not which party is more corrupt, but that Congressmen who are convicted felons continue to collect their very generous congressional pensions.The NTU's list is of "Members of Congress Who Were Convicted of or Pled Guilty to Major Offenses, 1992-1999."  NTU staffers had to compile the list from Washington Post archives and Congressional Quarterly Yearly Almanacs.  (It takes real work to compile an apples-to-apples, fair list.)  Here is that list:Nick Mavroules (D-MA).  Tax evasion, accepting illegal gratuity, 1992.Albert Bustamante (D-TX).  Racketeering, 1993.Carroll Hubbard (D-KY).  Fraud and corruption, 1994.Carl Perkins (D-KY).  Fraud, 1994.Charlie Rose (D-NC).  Agreed to pay fine for financial disclosure irregularities, 1994.Larry Smith...(Read Full Post)

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