March 02, 2006

Money More Important Than Safety

Will anyone say "we told you so?"

In its drive to foster a more cooperative relationship with mining companies, the Bush administration has decreased major fines for safety violations since 2001, and in nearly half the cases, it has not collected the fines.

That'll wake you up in the morning. Here's another good one:

Mr. Fillpot also said delinquent cases had not moved to the Treasury Department since 2003 because of computer problems.

Computer problems? Three years? This administration is supposed to be working on business model, with a CEO president. What business would let one of its departments not do its job for three years, and let it offer up the lame excuse of computer problems? My undergraduates come up with more sophisticated excuses than that!

Business model. More like Soviet model.

Posted by binky at March 2, 2006 08:45 AM | TrackBack | Posted to West Virginia

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