Americans under Barack Obama’s administration fell to a new low in global rankings of public sector corruption. The United States in 2010 ranked 22nd best in a global survey of corruption, dropping to its worst score in the 15 years data have been collected in the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index.
“Allowing corruption to continue is unacceptable,” Huguette Labelle, Chair of Transparency International, said in a press release. “Too many poor and vulnerable people continue to suffer its consequences.”
In a related story, the Chicago Tribune reported yesterday that a federal judge refused to overturn the conviction for a trial in which a witness testified that Obama participated in organizing crime to sell his U.S. Senate seat.
Congress should judge it as necessary and expedient to make the United States number one.