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Bush Enacts and Kills Corporate Reform Law on the Same Day.

It is a dark time for the American investor. The stock market has given up just about every gain that the Clinton administration could coax out of it. Investors are watching helplessly as their retirement incomes vanish. Corporate creeps are looting their own companies. Accounting creeps are looking the other way while their clients doctor their books. And just when you think things couldn't get any worse in Corporate America, along comes George W. Bush!



By Jack A. Smith

Since Sept. 11, the U.S. left has been warning that the Bush
administration was exploiting the tragedy to pursue a right-wing agenda at
home, including restraints on civil liberties, and a policy of war and
empire-building abroad.

Now, as the nation prepares for next month's commemoration of the first
anniversary of the attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center, the
full implications of Washington's war on terrorism are emerging.


What the #!!@% Do I Do Now?

Sat Jul 20, 2002


Sometimes the stock market tunes out even the loudest voices. Last week, President Bush tried again to talk up the market with a smiley-face speech at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, only to have the Dow industrials slide precipitously as he hyped away. Next, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan took a whack at orchestrating a rally.


Bush urged to reveal business dealings

Wednesday, 31 July, 2002, BBC News

President Bush: Lawbreakers will be "exposed and punished"

President Bush is facing calls to reveal details of his own business dealings. Terry McAuliffe, chairman of the Democratic Party in the United States, urged Mr Bush to set an example in his drive to stamp out corporate corruption.

In the aftermath of 11 September we refused to allow fear to undermine our economy and we will not allow fraud to undermine it either


Dick Cheney's brilliant career

Jul. 26, 2002

 Dick Cheney's brilliant career

 David Olive

 "By any measure you want to use, Halliburton has been a great success story." —Dick Cheney, U.S. vice-presidential candidate, campaigning in 2000 "Halliburton Co. said Wednesday that it lost $498 million in the second quarter, weighed down by charges against earnings for asbestos-related claims and a troubled project in Brazil."

 —News report, July 24, 2002


Bush and Orwell

Learning to love Big Brother
George W. Bush channels George Orwell

Daniel Kurtzman   Sunday, July 28, 2002  

Here's a question for constitutional scholars: Can a
sitting president be charged with plagiarism?

As President Bush wages his war against terrorism and
moves to create a huge homeland security apparatus, he
appears to be borrowing heavily, if not ripping off
ideas outright, from George Orwell. The work in
question is "1984, " the prophetic novel about a


Who Bought Bush’s Stock?

Hill of Beans

by Christopher Caldwell

"How can Mr. Bush crack the whip on Big Business," asks The New York Times’ Maureen Dowd, "when he’s a wholly owned subsidiary of it?" Before we journalists batter our way into the crack den that is American business corruption, can we come to an agreement that we won’t deploy cliches? When people say "wholly owned subsidiary," what on earth do they mean? If one entity is "wholly owned" by another, isn’t it by definition subsidiary to it?