THE CONGRESS: They Are Paying the Price of Virtue

I think if the members of this body were to take the vows of poverty, abolish our offices, abandon our homes and pitch pup tents on the Capitol lawn, we'd still be criticized for something¬ómaybe for walking on the grass.

¬óHouse Democratic Leader Jim Wright

The Texas Congressman's wry complaint, offered in support of the toughest financial code of ethics ever imposed on a U.S. legislative body, was exaggerated, but based on reality. Rocked by scandals involving sex and bribes, and widely assailed for accepting a pay raise without facing up to...

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