Wednesday, November 08, 2006

"Corruption Watchdog Downgrades U.S."

Read the article partially subtitled, "Scandals Hurt America's Standing" by Patrick Donahue Bloomberg News via The Washington Post, November 8, 2006.

Lead: "Congressional scandals have damaged America's standing on a global list that ranks freedom from corruption. The United States ranked 20th least corrupt among 163 countries, down from 17th last year, and scored 7.3 out of 10, a drop of 0.3 compared with 2005, according to the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index 2006."

Comment: About time we had a new Congress! JAD

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