What Bush Says Now – What Bush Did Then

Today President Bush SAID, “Every corporate official who has chosen to commit a crime can expect to face the consequences,” he said. “No more easy money for corporate criminals, just hard time.” NYTimes version here.

This is what President Bush previously DID about corporate criminals. “The Bush administration Friday ordered the suspension of a Clinton rule that would have significantly strengthened the government’s ability to deny contracts to companies that have violated workplace safety, environmental and other federal laws.”

A good story about this can be found at Mother Jones. “The government continues to award federal business worth billions to companies that repeatedly break the law. A Mother Jones investigation reveals which major contractors are the worst offenders.”