In our previous rants on the abject refusal of coardly Senate Democrats to stand for ANY MODICUM of rule by law and financial accountability for the Bush-Cheney administration (and all their corporate/media/"Justice" minions who infest the US government), we only obliquely mentioned ENRON ACCOUNTING, and then as a NOW FORGOTTEN EXAMPLE of how then "Democrat" Senator Joe Lieberman QUASHED an energetic, determined, and effective ENRON INVESTIGATION in his committee, which investigation Senate Majority "Leader" TOM DASCHLE _STUPIDLY_ placed in Lieberman's committee. Lieberman's REFUSAL to INVESTIGATE ENRON's SERIAL FRAUDS - both in company accounting standards (Profit/Loss statements & other financial data, accurate valuation of subsidiaries, debts, accounts, etc.) and in the company's attempts to EXTORT CONSUMERS during the West Coast energy crisis of 2003 - simply illustrated HOW CORRUPT the DC Democrats were, prefering to take their pay and voters for granted, rather than STAND UP FOR American workers, consumers, investors, and pensioners RIPPED OFF by "ENRON ACCOUNTING" under company Chairman KEN LAY and CEO JEFF SKILLING - both close friends and supporters of the Bush-Cheney 2000 presidential campaign.
Today, the MASSIVE FRAUD PERPETRATED ON THE AMERICAN PUBLIC by ENRON's EXECUTIVES in penny-ante stuff, compared to the BUSH-PELOSI-PAULSON $700 billion _SEVEN HUNDRED BILLION_ of taxpayer dollars that Treasury Secretary Paulson is CURRENTLY HANDING OUT TO HIS FRIENDS ON WALL St. just as fast as his assistants can lay out the checks on his desk to sign.
AND, OF COURSE, the COWARDLY, CRAVEN "inside DC" SENATORS are _NOWHERE IN SIGHT_ providing OVERSIGHT to Paulson's "GET OUT OF DEBT FREE" cards to his friends and cronies at JPM, Goldman-Sachs, and other administration-friendly banking or brokerage houses.
AND IT ISN'T REALLY EVEN TAXPAYER DOLLARS - it is A TRILLION DOLLARS OF NEW DEBT, PILED ON the EXISTING massive TRILLIONS of DOLLARS of Bush-Cheney DEFICITS, that the cowering DC Democrats PRETEND NOT TO NOTICE.
"Populist" writer and economics advisor David Sirota has today's latest sad update on how THE COWARDLY DC DEMOCRATS, have been ENABLING the Bush administration and Paulson Dept. of Treasury, to INFLICT ANOTHER HALF-TRILLION DOLLARS of DEFICITS on teh American economy, America's working families be damned.
__ENRON ACCOUNTING, DEFICT SPENDING, and TRILLION-DOLLAR DEFICITS are TEH SIGNATURE AGENDA of the Bush-Cheney administration, and the COWARDLY Senate Democrats can DO NOTHING, BUT SIGN NEW BLANCK CHECKS on the taxpayer treasury for Bush & Paulson to dole out to their friends!
Stripping Paulson of His Remaining Power & Money
by CAF STAF, David Sirota
November 17th, 2008 -