View Full Version : The president rocks! and loves Enron!
10-09-03, 08:56 AM
Do You Know About the SCANDAL IN THE WHITE HOUSE?
Straight Info about the Enron Corp.:
1. Enron's chairman did meet with the president and the vice
president in the Oval Office.
2. Enron did give $420,000 to the president's party over three
3. Enron donated $100,000 to the president's inauguration
4. The Enron chairman did stay at the White House 11 times.
5. The Enron Corp. had access to the administration at its
highest levels and even enlisted the Commerce and State Departments to grease
deals for it.
6. The taxpayer-supported Export-Import Bank subsidized Enron for
more than $600 million in just one transaction.
SCANDALOUS - Right???
BUT - Guess What? The president under whom all this
happened WAS NOT George W. Bush!
SURPRISE!!! - It was Bill Clinton!
Feel Free to pass this on to whoever!
Feel free to provide proof first.
Oh, and it may come as a shock to a few of you, but "Enron" still exists... kinda. New management/different name/different structure. Wraine aka "The Spine Tickler!"
"It has.. It has a meter that is tricky. A little wicky wacky wicky..."
It's called Lobbying. "They will come back, come back again, as long as the Red Earth rolls. He never wasted a tree or a leaf, why should he squander souls?"
"You're a big one....a tall drink of water, but I got to tell you, you don't look too bright. I got a son, stupid as a man who bought his stupid at a 2-for-1 sale, and you remind me of him." -Mr. Nancy
10-09-03, 09:12 AM
seeeesh, you forgot to list the 2700 other Corps/execs that visit/donate/etc. every president every year..
10-09-03, 09:40 AM
Nah, this is probably a response to people like a friend of mine that thinks that the entire Enron scandal is Bush's fault. Of course, he tends to blame most government scandal and corporate corruption on Bush and the Republicans.
Damnit, I even agree with you, but Even I'm sick of flame causing political threads being posted for no reason.
Ok, if Enron was in the news, sure, but just dragging up crap from the past isn't a good reason to post stuff.
10-09-03, 09:59 AM
"[...]a friend of mine that thinks that the entire Enron scandal is Bush's fault."
Don't you know? Every event that becomes public during a president's term is a direct result of that term, and subject to no other influence. Not to claim the status of a "real professional" in any one endeavor has been a small price to pay for the many benefits and pleasures of trespassing. ~Leo Lionni
Well, Enron is a Texas company. If you want to beat up on Clinton, use Tyson.
Come on guys, second time today.
The snopes thing only debunks one of the items listed above.
"4. The Enron chairman did stay at the White House 11 times."
It does say that they gave more to Republicans, than shown above but that doesn't really make the other statements false by any means.
My point? Virtually every company is going to try and curry favor with both major political parties, and every administration. As Nenjin said above, It's lobbying.
Money is always, and I mean always going to be attracted to power.
My thoughts are that if we were to, remove a lot of the power from the government when practical, and then there will be less opportunity for corruption, in that there wouldn't be as much governmental influence to buy.
Then it becomes a question of whether the individual being lobbied to puts more stock in the issue and the best intrests of those effected, or the campaign support/damage being waved in their face. THAT, however, is another thread entirely.