Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Rotten to the Core

U.S. Limits Prosecutions Under Privacy Law
AP: "The Justice Department has decided that most health care employees can't be prosecuted for stealing personal data under a privacy law intended to protect medical information. The ruling could jeopardize the lone conviction obtained under medical privacy rules that took effect in 2003 and could stop federal prosecutors from pursuing some of the more than 13,000 complaints that have been filed alleging violations of those rules."

Why are they doing this? Because some of their corporate paymasters told them to:

"'It looks like they decided on the outcome for political reasons, namely the health care industry's desire to get out under from criminal prosecution,' said Peter Swire, a law professor at Ohio State University...."

It will take a generation -- at the very least -- to clean out all the rot being spread through ever level of the federal government by the Bush faction. And that's assuming that this election-fixing den of thieves can ever be dislodged from power in the first place.