It seems that the American Republicans have similar issues when it comes to financial responsibility, both in government spending and internal accounting with the BIU years behind in its financial reporting, and the PLP desperately trying to avoid accountability in government here’s a link on some potential scandal in the USA.
When it comes to the nation’s finances, Republicans in Washington have shown, shall we say, a certain lackadaisical attitude. Deficits, debts, expensive tax giveaways, lax regulations on the financial industry, Enron-omics — when it comes to looking after our money, GOP officials don’t exactly inspire confidence.
But what about when they’re tasked with looking after their own money? Well, it’s a funny story, actually.
The comments are also interesting, as they match up well to what appears to have happened in Bermuda.
I view this as expected evolution. Here’s my take:
The Republican Party set out To Win. Probably, despite some of the sleaziness of decades ago, with some actual belief they had the best interests of America at heart.
Of course setting out To Win means winning is your first goal. It means taking any ally, any donation, any help, doing anything. Winning is first, and soon whatever actual intentions, winning is everything.
Thus the Republicans of course became the party for monied interests, for powermongerers, for people without ethics or principal. When winning is your only goal, you don’t care about your allies.
Eventually the party ends up as nothing more than a club of people advancing their own interests, and their affiliated groups: the wingnut welfare writers, Fox news, think tanks with no connection to reality, etc.
So now of course the Republican party is filled with unethical opportunists.