Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Bush Nominee to Get Payment From Old Job - New York Times

How outrageous is this?

Bush Nominee to Get Payment From Old Job - New York Times: "WASHINGTON, May 15 — A senior lobbyist at the National Association of Manufacturers nominated by President Bush to lead the Consumer Product Safety Commission will receive a $150,000 departing payment from the association when he takes his new government job, which involves enforcing consumer laws against members of the association."

Who is this latest fox-in-the-henhouse Bush nominee? This is not the guy's first such job. He started out "protecting" workers as assistant secretary of labor under Reagan, where he fought to delay and weaken worker safety regulations.

He went on to fight against ergonomic protections for workers, fight to allow a higher level of arsenic in drinking water, limit asbestos liability and support a lawsuit charging that the Environmental Protection Agency had acted unconstitutionally when it issued standards for limiting smog and soot!!

For a complete list of his escapades, see

Or click on the picture above for the National Association of Manufacturers puff piece on him.

As CNN correspondent Bill Tucker said to Lou Dobbs, "You can't make this stuff up."

If you have an opinion about this nomination, give your Senator a call and tell her how you think she should vote in the confirmation process. Call 202-224-3121 and ask to be transferred to your Senator.


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