Considering we're their employer I think I can hold them to a higher standard. You don't see any employee voting to give themselves a raise whether they deserve it or not.<quoted text>
You shouldn't expect to hold a politician to a higher standard than any of us are allowed to hold a business owner, or the average employee.
Everyone is supposed to grab all they can get without regards to ethics. The true capitalistic way is to rise to the top by climbing on the bones of your victims.
And your last paragraph is nothing but pure, unadulterated bullshit. The cornerstone to ANYONE'S life should be to live it in a fair and ethical manner. Character does matter. No capitalist out there worth their weight in crap would tell you ethics is unnecessary.