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John Morrison on Government Reform

 


Major ethics reforms needed to end cronyism

I am announcing the first in a series of ethics reforms that will change the way Washington works. I believe real ethics and lobbying reform is the first step in making Washington work again for everyday Montanans.

Before we can truly reform health care, lower prescription drug costs, restore fiscal responsibility and provide real economic opportunities for Montana's families, we must end the culture of cronyism and corruption that currently rules our nation's capital.

The lobbying scandal that Senator Conrad Burns and indicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff may be a part of the most corrupt relationship between members of Congress and a high-paid lobbyist that Washington has seen in a generation. There are currently 40 prosecutors investigating whether Abramoff and his cronies made illegal contributions and gifts in exchange for Congressional help for their clients.

Source: Campaign website, www.johnmorrison.us, "Issues" May 14, 2006

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