Letter: Conflict of interest

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  • freedomingood provo, Utah
    Feb. 15, 2014 7:13 p.m.

    Quid pro quo is hardly ever prosecuted and only in the most obvious and blatant cases. You would think politicians would turn each other in more often but that just speaks to how common it is on both sides of the isle and that most bribery is completely legal.

    If you really want to "take the country back", you should be supporting legislation to make it illegal for politicians to profit from ANYTHING other than their jobs as politicians.

    Not enough money for those lawyers and businessmen to run for office? I'm just fine with that. I'd rather have a soccer Moms or Dads running things than any lawyer.

  • Gildas LOGAN, UT
    Feb. 15, 2014 11:31 a.m.

    I don't think that any legislator or public official should benefit AT ALL financially from any of their acts, never mind no more that A THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR. It is a great pity if there is any need to have to point this out. Is all well in "Zion" ??

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Feb. 15, 2014 11:05 a.m.

    This is a sensible, ethical & honest proposition. That's why it will never fly with our legislators.

  • 10CC Bountiful, UT
    Feb. 15, 2014 8:11 a.m.

    I completely agree with the letter writer, but a simple prohibition against the Legislators themselves getting direct benefit can easily be circumvented, as the details we're finding out about our two former Attorneys General reveal.

    "I never benefitted from that deal, personally, and the US Constitution allows freedom of association, and it just so happens that me & my family had a wonderful vacation in Hawaii for two weeks, provided by the friend of a friend of a friend."