Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Imagine Chinese law applied in America!

Imagine if we applied similar laws to all the political appointees in America. And to the Bush administration itself. Who would lead our country? Everybody would be dead!


China's corrupt former food chief executed
10/07/2007 09h21
BEIJING (AFP) - China executed the former chief of its food and drug watchdog, following a sensational downfall that saw him become a symbol of the ruling Communist Party's struggle against corruption.

The unusually swift execution of Zheng Xiaoyu, 62, announced by the official Xinhua news agency, also came rising international concern about the quality of the foods, drugs and many other products that China exports.

Zheng was sentenced to death in late May after being found guilty of accepting 6.5 million yuan (850,000 dollars) in bribes in exchange for granting approvals for hundreds of medicines, some of which proved dangerous.

The former director of China's ministry-level State Food and Drug Administration, who served in the post until 2005, is believed to be the highest-ranking Chinese official put to death for seven years.

Other administration officials have also been implicated in the scandal and authorities said following Zheng's death that China was serious in wanting to protect the integrity of the nation's food and drug procedures.

"This case of serious infractions of law and discipline by this small group of corrupt officials has really brought shame to the entire administration," a spokeswoman for the administration, Yan Jiangying, told reporters.

"We have to ask ourselves what kind of deep lesson we can learn from this... what can make us really do our supervision for the people in a way that we can really guarantee the safety of the food, drink and drugs of the people."

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Buy Back Alaska

The base salary for an Alaskan legislator is around $24,000 a year. Per diem, expense accounts, and other forms of income bring the average pay to about $75,000. This apparently isn't enough to get by since law makers have to rely on consulting jobs and outright bribes to make it through the year.

Our proposal? Buy back the legislature and put them to work for the citizens of Alaska.