Would you use the word “Corrupt?”

Almost half of US voters think Congress is corrupt, and 85% believe Congressmen are more interested in helping their own careers, than other people. Would you use the loaded word ‘corrupt,’ to describe the majority of politicians, or could it be that they are under more scrutiny? Are we becoming more jaded, in general?

Inspired by Gayle King

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11 Responses to Would you use the word “Corrupt?”

  1. S. Griffith says:

    Yes, I would say that many politicians are corrupt. They may be under more scrutiny, but by whom? The media is so corrupt you have to take their reporting with a grain of salt. But, we as a people still have far too much trust in the media. Once we have the media under more scrutiny is when things will truly start to change and maybe then we will not feel so jaded. 🙂

  2. Jason says:

    Yes I would have no problem using the word. I think that both sides have made it very clear that they are only concerned with their own careers. If they were not then all these issues would be settled a lot faster.

  3. Sue says:

    I have no problem using that word either. As far as I’m concerned, they should all be replaced. If one of us didn’t do our job we’d be fired. Why should their job be any different??

  4. Laura says:

    Yep. Corrupt is where I would *start*. Depraved. That’s another good one. Throw in “delusional” as well. And yeah, the media is totally complicit.

    I often joke that, before taking any public office, you should have to sign a waiver of consent to be placed on a steady drip of Truth Serum. How different would things be if elected officials could ONLY tell the truth?

  5. SKL says:

    I don’t think the word is too harsh for many politicians. I would hesitate to say all of them are corrupt.

  6. mssc54 says:

    I think that this is one of the problems. People have gotten to the point that unless a person does something that is egregious then they are not so bad… they aren’t corrupt. Selling your vote to get something you want is not politics, it’s corrupt.

  7. Phyllis says:

    Corrupt and depraved say it best! 😦

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