Trickle-down cronyism

News & Politics

At the very least, a crooked appointee to head the SBA won't kill anyone, but still. Have we sunk so low that that's all the comfort we need?

Bush's appointee Hector Barretoo's position before heading the SBA was raising money for, ta-DA: Bush. In fact, he was one of the GOP's "top ten Hispanic fundraisers." Touching, isn't it? They re-rank fundraisers by ethnicity.

And did he parlay this stroke of good luck into a successful stint at an important federal agency? Not on your life. According to RJ Eskow:


"Bush's Small Business Administration not only mismanaged the disbursement of funds meant for small businesses harmed by September 11, but publicized one audit while concealing another in order to make their record appear better than it actually was."
And who did receive the funds? Everyone "from a Utah motorcycle dealer to an Ohio Subway sandwich shop..."

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