Posts Tagged ‘corruption’

“Final Audit,” A Trail of Greed and Revenge!

The new Blog about my murder mystery can be seen on The Huffington Post. It was posted in the Books Section and can be found near the bottom of the left hand column. Or, you can click on this link, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-worth/emfinal-auditem-a-trail-o_b_677993.html and go straight to the article on the site.

I think you’ll enjoy it.

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Damn, I love this Place.” Stephen Carston stared at the distant horizon where the water meets the cloudless blue sky knowing he might never be able to enjoy this again.

“If only things hadn’t…”

Life was great for Stephen Carston. Hell it was more than great—it was gluttonous. In my first novel, “Final Audit,” Carston was the fictional CFO for GlobalNet, a multi-national telecommunications corporation where there seemed to be no limit to the money executives at GlobalNet could make.

Their stock was skyrocketing reaching new highs everyday and with each new high Stephen’s net worth increased by millions. He was building a new three-story mansion of unequaled beauty in Boca Raton and was looking forward to the recognition and acclaim he would receive after its completion.

But that was a fictional financial world. Or was it?

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“Corruption: With a Lot of Help from Their Friends!”

Congresses love of corporate campaign money influences their vote and is eroding our democracy!

For an American citizen to run for elected federal office today requires huge sums of money; well beyond the imaginations of our Founding Fathers. Clearly they didn’t envision this.

Nor did the wise patriots that constructed the Constitution envision ‘professional’ politicians. They anticipated regular citizens becoming politicians to help run the government ‘for the people,’ then returning to private life after fulfilling an honorable and short-term patriotic duty ‘to the people’ of this great country.

Pure and uncorrupted democracy.

We no longer have a pure, uncorrupted form of democracy. It’s been stained by dirty corporate money; a malodorous patina that may take years to expunge.

It’s obvious things have changed in the electoral process and in the makeup of Congress. Not necessarily for the good. Corruption at varying levels permeates the halls of Capitol Hill. American’s are disgusted and outraged at Congress, evidenced by their current approval rating of 18 percent.

The People’ no longer matter in the modern operation of our government.

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