Elected Dictatorship

Law, Politics

A 3-page memo was leaked which reveals aspects of the links between Cheney and Enron.

The three-page document contains eight points spelling out Enron’s case for why federal authorities should refrain from imposing price caps or other measures sought by California officials to stabilize runaway electricity prices.

A number of the positions in the memo subsequently made it into Cheney’s energy plan or were reflected in comments by senior administration officials.

And, in case you didn’t already know, Krugman tells us that Cheney believes the US is an elected dictatorship”:

What Mr. Cheney is defending, in other words, is a doctrine that makes the United States a sort of elected dictatorship: a system in which the president, once in office, can do whatever he likes, and isn’t obliged to consult or inform either Congress or the public.