Skip to comments.D.C. ethics board: Laws on behavior of government officials ‘not sufficient’
Posted on 10/30/2011 7:45:24 AM PDT by Libloather
D.C. ethics board: Laws on behavior of government officials not sufficient
By Tim Craig, Published: October 26
The D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics said Wednesday that local laws governing the behavior of government officials are not sufficient, but D.C. Council members remain split over how to reform the system.
With D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown (D) pledging that an ethics bills will pass this year, more than 30 people testified at a hearing Wednesday, offering suggestions for enacting more oversight over the citys elected leaders.
Until now, the authority for policing local elected officials has largely rested with three-member Board of Elections and Ethics and its subsidiary, the Office of Campaign Finance.
But Kenneth McGhie, the boards general counsel, told the council that the citys ethics laws are fragmented, leading to gaps in enforcement.
There is a growing sense among voters, as they have watched recent ethics investigations unfold, that the ethics laws of the District are not sufficient, McGhie said. That is because they are not.
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How about ethically? Might be worth a try.
They steal and they don’t want any one to know they’re stealing. DC Ethics 101.
They should just be term limited with a subsequent 4yr jail sentence following their “public service”.
Here’s a novel thought:
Burn the whole corrupt place down to the ground.
WDC is full of incompetent crooks (and that’s just the elected officials). For them to decide on ethics is a bad joke. Most of them have been or are indicted for one thing or another at any given time. Wadda bunch of losers.
Here is another thought:
There is a possibility that Obamas Muslims friends will do it for us before we can make it happen.
In the meantime, since there are nuts who are for green energy at any cost, we need to cut off air-conditioning to all government buildings to include the WH in the summer and cut off heating in the winter Just cut both off, air-conditioning and heating forever.
The greenies will be happy as well as we will be.
Hopefully, the crooks will only meet a week in April and a week in October.
And that is still too much.
And thank you for your comments.
My best wishes to you.