An Ethical Deal of the Century ?

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  1. Plutonius macrumors 604

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    An interesting article that shows Hillary worked to get high paying contracts between Chelsea's best friend, Jacqueline Newmyer Deal, and the State Department / Pentagon. It doesn't look to be illegal but certainly unethical based on the article.

    Do you think that what Hillary did was wrong or was just typical behavior in government ?
     
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    Typical behavior. Still doesn't make it right or moral.
     
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    Typical of Hillary or government in general ?
     
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    I'd say this is a human characteristic. We make decisions based on relationships. The company I worked for encouraged employees to recommend qualified people for positions being hired into relative or not. And anyone who thinks this does not happen at the upper levels (not saying you) is being naive. Other than for partisan purposes, it's a non issue, unless there is some kind of quid pro quo involved.
     
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    I agree. Does the written policy (rules) concerning this and the fact that it was for a large amount of money (a contract, not just a job) make a difference ?
     
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    .gov in general.
     
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    It depends, if it's a law being violated, that would be bad, but it could be countered by the morality standard, if people feel it should not be a big deal. Subsequent punishment for law violations is also shaped by the moral standards held by those exercising the law enforcement.
     
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    Cronyism in politics is as common as STD in a third world brothel.:oops: You can't blame Hillary for doing what politicians have been doing since the dawn of time.
     

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