Sunday, June 8, 2008
Who'll be guarding the henhouse
One of the many frustrations that the American people has with George W. Bush is the pervasive, almost proud corruption under his administration. Anybody who thinks a McCain administration would be any different should meet McCain's top economic advisor (and future Treasury Secretary should he get elected) Phil Gramm. Gramm, a former Republican Senator from Texas, is one of the wonderful people who gave us our current foreclosure crisis. He also was, like a large number of McCain's people, a registered lobbyist for UBW Bank of Switzerland.
Well, Gramm's former boss, UBW, is under investigation for helping billionaires evade taxes. Mr. Straight Talk, naturally, doesn't want to talk about it.
Gramm's record as a Senator should be a warning. A gleeful deregulator, Gramm had no qualms about slipping a bill amendment benefiting Enron when his wife was on the board.
I don't know about you, but I can't afford much more from George Bush. With McCain in office as Bush 3, we'll be living with LeeJ's parents by 2012.