Monday, July 31, 2006

Ethics: Florida's Republicans Gubernatorial Candidate In Trouble For Insider Trader

Just when you think the Republicans may have learned that ethics and corruption are serious issues, another case like this pops up around the nation.

The Ledger reports, that Flordia Gubernatorial candidate Tom Gallagher, "violated state ethics laws by trading stocks of insurance companies that he regulated as the state's insurance commissioner in 2002."

"The Ethics Commission found probable cause that Gallagher illegally traded stocks of four companies that had business with the state, violating Florida Statute 112.313 (7) that says, in part, "No public officer or employee of an agency shall have or hold any employment or contractual relationship with any business entity or any agency which is subject to the regulation of, or is doing business with, an agency of which he or she is an officer or employee."

The Republicans are making it that much easier for Democrats to win this fall. It seems like each and everyday I find a story like this from some where around the nation. It really is sad.

Voters deserve better. John Boehner and his do nothing Republican colleagues disagree with that notion, however. They believe there is culture of corruption and have referred to ethics reform as "childish".

It is time for a change. We must have ethics reform all across the nation! Restore government this fall; vote Democrat!