Thursday, June 27, 2002

Are we seeing a pattern here?

Deregulation. Corporate Tax Cuts. Laws that make it easy to move offshore. Big-Business friendly SEC appointments. FERC appointments of former energy executives. And now Bush is wagging his finger at crooked CEOs. Seems like just yesterday he was shaking their hands, giving them nicknames, flying on their jets, and spending their money on ads making fun of Al Gore for his populist bent. Now, sensing the populist bent that's about to rush through the electorate, Bush is admonishing the lack of ethics in business. Hmmmm..... Let's see. Bush is saying CEOs should be accountable, and yet he has not mentioned Cheney, who was cooking the books while he was CEO of Halliburton.... The latest debacle is WorldCom. Wonder who they gave their money to during Bush's campaign?
 In the 1999-2000 election cycle, WorldCom and its employees tilted much more Republican in their giving, with 70 percent of WorldCom-related contributions going to Republicans and 30 percent to Democrats. With a total of $1.7 million in contributions for 1999-2000 cycle, WorldCom ranked number 58 among the top 100 political donors. (MSNBC)
Is this a suprise? Republicans are the friends of big business. They brag about it. They gave them huge tax cuts. They gave them deregulation. They gave them a liscense to steal, which they are doing, and now that they've been caught, these Republican hypocrites, who were standing on public property singing about God after the long over-due Pledge of Allegience decision, are wasting time whining about the fact that not everyone believes in their viscious, racist, God of Hatred. Instead, they are still removing regulations from bills that would control these out-of-control CEOs, even when the regulations would help protect us from terroists. The hypocrasy makes me sick. I wish Tom DeLay and Dick Armey would come sing about their sick little God to my face. I have a few questions about their ethics that their God might not like.

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