Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Bush Takes Another Stab at Whistleblowers

A White House Executive Order shows President Bush against people participating financially based on the outcome of a matter. Is it corporate executive stock options with the outcome price per share? Is it oil field production sharing agreements where both parties benefit based on the amount of oil produced? Nope, these situations are endorsed by the current occupant of the White House.

President Bush's order prevents the government from entering into contingency fee arrangements, where a person due to their testimony gets a percent of the award. This order is aimed squarely at internal whistleblowers who take great personal and occupation risk to expose malfeasance. Does anyone else find it odd, Bush's order comes just days after lengthy Congressional testimony on corporate waste and corruption in Iraq?

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