It is apparent to everyone, except the Bush
administration, that Vice-President Dick Cheney is hiding
some Republicans concede that he is hiding something.
Why else would he refuse to give details about his
contacts with Enron officials while he was drafting the
nation’s energy policy?
Cheney claims that he is protecting executive
privilege, a heroic stand that will “preserve…future
administrations.” Arguments that pertain to confidentiality of
executive branch deliberations hold no ground when so many
people were lied to and lost their life savings.
It is hard to choke down the Bush administration’s
lack of care for these people, in favor of the crooks who did
this to so many workers. If this lack of respect for the
American people, most of whom have 401 (k) plans, is Cheney’s
idea of preserving an administration that bases their logic on
lies, cover-ups, and deceit, then the American people will
respond with their votes come the next election.
Cheney’s actions will bear him no respite from the
recent bombardment of accusations made against him. It is said
that he will be forced to release the requested information
anyway. Further indications that he was in Enron’s pocket is the
recent revelation that he tried to lobby India on behalf of
Enron. The more we
look into this case, the more proof we will find that Cheney,
and others in the Bush administration, did something terribly
Some argue that it is unfair to point our fingers at
the Republicans because over 25% of Enron’s donations were
directed at Democrats. The
problem with this argument is that there is no suspicion, by
anyone, that Democrats returned any favors for these
charge that Cheney and his energy task force granted Enron
executives unlimited access to the energy plan.
Not only did they help to create the energy policy, they
produced this industry-friendly plan in secret. There were as
many as 17 provisions that benefited Enron in Cheney’s energy
plan. His refusal
to disclose information immediately and without restrictions
makes everyone realize that he has something to hide.
The result of this fiasco will surely mean more
regulations on big businesses.
California’s energy deregulation mess is proof that
these greedy corporations need to have someone looking over
Enron has shown us a worse case scenario of how
corporate greed can lead to nation-wide suspicion of the
Republican mantra: Deregulate big business.
Big businesses cannot be trusted, any more than an
administration can be trusted that refuses to give all the
necessary information to unveil the corruption in the biggest
corporate scandal and bankruptcy in our nation’s history.
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