Posts Tagged ‘Dodd’

Who’s responsible for the money spill?

May 17, 2010

Oh, the handwringing we have seen over the horrific oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.    And rightfully so.  It appears that BP made some clear mistakes in glossing over warning signs on the well whose breakdown cost the lives of 11 workers and caused environmental challenges that will take years to overcome.  Washington has criticized the company and demanded that they be held accountable because they were not effectively overseeing the operation.  They claim BP should be held financially responsible for even more than is actually allowed by law.

How interesting it is that when it comes to mismanagement of the people’s money, the people responsible in Washington are unwilling to admit their own mismanagement of the situation or their own accountability and accept the full penalties due.

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The Bribery House rules

March 18, 2010

Watching the United States Congress these days reminds one of the phrase, “Do as I say, not as I do.” We have developed exponential rules upon rules for lobbyists and their contacts with legislators, rules for campaign finance and execution, rules for everything. The one place we have developed few rules is the United States Congress. At least our expectations point to that fact.

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