Thursday, May 25, 2006

A little Justice

Former Enron bosses Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling have both been found guilty on fraud, conspiracy and other charges.
Finally some small justice for the little guy - I hope they give these two guys all the time allowable! It would be nice to show that maybe, just maybe, greed and selfishness don't always win out and that caring about your fellow man is more important than the almighty dollar.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/5017298.stm

11 Comments:

Blogger Tony said...

TOTALLY agree!

YAY for the little guy!

6:59 PM  
Blogger Maidink said...

I'm not celebrating a thing. Smug rich people like them don't do hard time nor do they see this as a strike. It's not like they're doomed to work in 7-11's or McDonalds or construction sites like other convicts. Their hidden assets will assure comfort well into their sentence.

Sorry to be a downer.

7:15 PM  
Blogger Merci said...

Maidink's probably right. They're not likely to suffer much. Still feels good to hear the verdict, though.

10:11 PM  
Blogger Molly Malone said...

I have to say, my initial reaction to the verdicts was to whoop it up in my car and pump my fist and shout with joy! Yeehaw! Maidink may be right to some extent, but it may not play out exactly like that. And for now, for today, it feels great. I hope they do get prison time. I hope they feel as screwed over by their sentence as their employees whose lives have become a sentence because of their screwings!

10:35 PM  
Blogger Virginia Gal said...

Tony - yay for the little guy!

Maidink - we must take our small victories when we can, no? I agree if there was true justice these guys assets would be distributed amoungst all the people they screwed over. But I think the win here is that people like Lay and Skilling think they are so above it all, never to be caught and finally, finally, they couldn't buy their way out.

Merci - It is good to hear, I hope it makes business leaders around this country stop and think for a moment next time they go to screw over their employee's and be shady about it.

Molly - I hope they feel as screwed over as they screwed over their employees but what I love about these guys is that they continue to profess innocence, it reminds me of those dictators who remain convinced what they were doing was for the good of the country. Crazy. Happy for Houstonian's today though : )

8:12 AM  
Blogger Maidink said...

Don't get me wrong, I'm happy that those slimeballs were found guilty. But I see it all the time in corporate politics with lawyers discussing sentence deals over lunches and CEO's shifting assets to avoid seizure. It's sad and it's sick and it's perverse and it sucks for all those they screw over to satisfy their avarice.

Let's just pray that, for once, Lay and Shilling will be made as examples and get the real justice they truly deserve.

9:22 AM  
Blogger Brenda said...

True justice would be for them to have to go out and work like the little guy and pay the little guy back everything that was taken from him. Going to a federal prison(there are no bars or razor-wire fences at most of these prison hotels) 3 months from now is surely not punishment enough for what these guys have done.

9:52 AM  
Blogger Virginia Gal said...

Maidink - I will pray that they get the true justice they deserve, but you're right all these slimeballs do the same thing! I guess until the masses realize what is going on, they will continue to get away with this behavior. Sad.

Brenda - That would be so sweet, make them work in McDonald's, drive thru window, HA, try to pay back everyone on that salary!

11:43 AM  
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