Wednesday, July 17, 2013
At Least We Realize Our Government is Seriously Corrupt.
Americans know their politicians are corrupt. Three quarters of U.S. citizens surveyed by Transparency International viewed American politics as "corrupt" or "very corrupt." That says something, nothing good, for the self-proclaimed "greatest democracy on earth."
What was a bit surprising was that 62% of Canadians, along with majorities of Aussies and Brits, also consider their governments corrupt. Most western Europeans seem to be of the same mind.
24% of Canadian respondents claimed corruption has increased a lot over the past two years, 29% say it has increased a little, 38% say it remains the same. An underwhelming 2% say corruption has decreased a lot over this interval.
Hmm, I wonder if the Harper government's obsessive secrecy and dishonesty have anything to do with these sorry numbers?