The Pilot-Independent (Walker, Minnesota)
President's corporate cabinet may not pay off
Updated: Thursday, October 30th, 2003 03:02:03 PM
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early 2001, in the aftermath of one of the most controversial presidential elections in U.S. history, there was a good deal
of attention paid to the corporate connections of the Bush White House. The new team, from cabinet members to senior advisors,
brought with them close ties to many of the world's most powerful and abusive corporations.
Given our current context,
it is worth revisiting some of those connections. ... [Here details are given
of cabinet members' previous positions with large corporations]
George W. Bush shattered all previous
spending records for a presidential campaign. Three years later, many big corporate contributors must feel satisfied with
their investments. It seems the average American, however, is beginning to wonder. ...
With billions more to be made
in Iraq, Big Business is only too anxious to ensure that it maintains enormous influence over our elected leaders. It is no
wonder that Mr. Bush is projected to raise nearly a quarter of a billion dollars for his reelection campaign.
end, however, it is the people who cast the ballots and elect our leaders. Advisors who care more about how decisions resonate
on Wall Street than their impact on Main Street may be in for a rude awakening.
Lynn is Infact's campaign director. Since 1977, Infact has been exposing life-threatening abuses of transnational corporations
and organizing successful grassroots campaigns to hold corporations accountable to consumers and society at large.
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