How corrupt is America? Everyone? About half? A small percentage?

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    The more I read the message boards the more I get the impression that a lot of us think the American system of Government and the private sector are corrupt. How corrupt is America? Everyone? About half? A small percentage?

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    imho between 10 and 25% of people will be corrupt if offered the opportunity.
     
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    Answering my own post, I estimate between 50 and 75% because I think employees often get sucked into corruption by their bosses. I have a friend who sells dairy products to supermarkets. He told me a big buyer had a big order for him that was contingent upon a color television being delivered to the buyers home. My friend's boss checked 'upstairs' and the television was delivered to the buyers home. I think that extreme corruption would fall in to the 25% range.
     
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    Even 1 is too many.
     
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    How Corrupt is America? :eusa_eh:

    America isn't corrupt. The POWERS in charge however *ARE*.

    OP? I think *YOU* should rephrase the question.
     
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    As an independent, I was hoping this thread would not follow partisan lines. Need you be reminded of the Halliburton non-competitive contract set up by Dick Cheney. We are talking about corrupt people, Government and private sector. What percentage do you think are corrupt?
     
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    I figure you are closer to correct than I am.

    I quit one job over corrupt salesmen.
    I was technical support and they and my manager told me to tell customers a machine would do something it would not. Stupid assholes, like the customer would not figure it out after they bought it...
    That is the only job in my lifetime that I burned bridges at and have no regrets to this day.
    The company folded within 2 years after I quit.

    And as far as partisan corruption. Both sides are majority corrupt in some way.
     
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    Corrupt meaning they lie, cheat or steal ?
     
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    That was my assumption. For personal gain I would also assume.
     
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    America = corrupt, evil and mean. Right?

    You're not a "independent."
     
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