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The Ethics of Apple Pie!

In August of 2011, Congress passed the Budget Control Act. Though the budget numbers are staggering, well into the trillions of dollars, the essence of the deal was simple. The 2011 agreement allowed the debt ceiling to be raised twice in 2011 to avoid a government shutdown –and then the good folks we send to Washington, D.C. further agreed to reduce spending money in 2013. According to Jeanne Sahadi writing for CNN Money, August 2, 2011, the spending reduction called for $2.1 trillion in spending cuts over the next decade.  This is our Congress in action leading “ethically” and kicking the can down the street in order to avoid the pain of fixing the problem we all face.  As a business ethics speaker, I have to say, “I expected better!”ethics

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