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Lay, a Bush friend and campaign contributor, resigned under pressure after the giant energy company's collapse and has pleaded innocent to charges of fraud, conspiracy and false statements to banks.."I think he believes that he's Ken Lay and America is his Enron.
Some examples: Sent thugs to Miami to disrupt the 2000 Presidential election recount, took thousands in bribes from Enron, Ran a racketeering operation called the Republican Majority Issues Commission; used his own daughter once to launder campaign funds; sold "favors dispensing" meetings to top Bush donors; threatened fellow congressfolk to ram through Medicare Reform ripoff; used a children's charity to launder campaign funds; ran a boiler room fundraising operation that scammed first small business owners, then doctors...the list goes on and on.
Edwards Says Bush is Like Ken Lay and He's Using America as His Enron 14-Sep-04 Bush Buddy System Democrat John Edwards compared President Bush to former Enron Corp.
chairman Kenneth Lay on Tuesday and predicted Bush "is going to be fired" by voters for the way he has run the country.
Pentagon Forced to Investigate Halliburton - Isn't that Sorta Like Having Ken Lay Investigate Enron?
25-Oct-04 Halliburton AP: "The Army has agreed to a Pentagon investigation into claims by a top contracting official that a Halliburton subsidiary unfairly won no-bid contracts worth billions of dollars for work in Iraq and the Balkans, according to Army documents obtained Sunday.
The complaint alleges that the award of contracts to KBR, the Halliburton subsidiary, without competition to restore Iraq's oil industry and to supply and feed U. troops in the Balkans puts at risk ''the integrity of the federal contracting program as it relates to a major defense contractor.'' It also asks protection from retaliation for the whistle-blower, Bunnantine Greenhouse, chief contracting officer of the Army Corps of Engineers.The Iraq contract with Halliburton has been a focus of the presidential campaign because of Vice President Dick Cheney's past ties to the company." SHARKS IN THE WATER: How America Is Being Eaten Alive by the Commercial Banking Industry (PART I) 04-Oct-04 Banking Issues Cheryl Seal Writes: "Thanks to unbridled Neo Con power in Congress, since 1994, the banking industry has become little more than a glorified loan shark network, preying the most relentlessly on the poorest Americans.In 1993, no one would have dreamed that the cost for an overdraft would hit .00, that the federal government would ever allow credit card companies to charge 23% or more in interest, or that interest on a savings account would drop to BELOW 1%!Today, Americans are being eaten alive by fees and a credit system that can only be described as an extortion racket.It should come as no surprise that the Bush administration and its Congressional minions have worked hand in glove with the industry to keep it that way." PART I of a FIVE Part Series Beyond Redemption: The Crimes of Top Bush Ally Tom Delay 21-Sep-04 Tom Delay The list of crimes perpetrated against the American people and human ethics in general by Tom Delay, one of Bush's chief Congressional thugs (er, allies) is long indeed.