Bush regime cronyism
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- Banana Republicans
- Bush administration cronyism and incompetence
- Bush regime environmental record
- Carlyle Group
- Corporate welfare
- Reconstruction of Iraq funding
- Regulatory lapdogs
- war profiteering
- gutting of FEMA
- Hurricane Katrina preparedness failure and profiteering
Gaps in Homeland Security Benefit Bush Campaign Funders
from OMB Watch:
The Bush administration has weakened, opposed, or failed to initiate proposals to address security gaps that leave chemical and nuclear plants, hazardous material carriers, shipping ports, and drinking water facilities vulnerable to terrorist attacks, according to a new report that links these failures to Bush campaign funding from the very industries that oppose needed regulation.
According to the new Public Citizen report Homeland Unsecured: The Bush Administration's Hostility to Regulation and Ties to Industry Leave America Vulnerable, the Bush administration "has abdicated its responsibility to protect the American homeland from the risk of potentially catastrophic terrorist attacks upon chemical plants, nuclear reactors, hazardous materials transport, seaports and water systems."
"In many cases, the administration and its Republican allies in Congress have either opposed security reforms or obstinately refused to act even though ready solutions are obvious," the report maintains.
Bush cronies continue to hurt country
- Stewart Simonson and Donald Powell, "Bush cronies continue to hurt country. Will the public's health and pocketbooks be 'Brownied'?" Media Transparency, November 10, 2005.