Whom would you trust: Your dealer or your congressman?

Donna Harris covers automotive retailing Automotive News
In my last blog, I noted that the federal government was investigating one-tenth of a percent of the dealers participating in last year's cash for clunkers program for possible violations. A reader responded that in this instance the dealers had a much better record than that of Congress.

I thought you might find it interesting that there was a House congressional ethics committee report leaked to the media last year revealing that more than 30 House members were under investigation after allegations of ethics violations.

If you do the math, that's almost 7 percent of the U.S. House of Representatives.

We all like to think our colleagues are honest. However, there are usually a few bad apples in every bunch. In this case, among the car dealers, it appears to be very few.