Two years ago, on April 22, 2001, the Spanish paper El Mundo published the following news:
Can you imagine working for a company that has little more that 500
employees, some of them with the following records?
Twenty-nine accused of ill-treating their wives or partners.
Seven have been arrested at some point for fraud.
Nineteen have had problems with the law for bounced cheques.
One hundred and seventeen have been involved, directly or indirectly, in fraudulent bankrupt companies.
Three were, at some point, accused of violence.
Seventy-one have had credit cards refused for non-payment.
Fourteen have been arrested on some occasion for drug consumption.
Eight for theft in big department stores.
Twenty-one have currently court cases pending.
And 84 have been arrested in the last year for drink-and-drive offences.
Can you work out which organisation, which company has such employees? You will not believe it! We are talking about the 535 honourable members of the, also honourable, Congress of the United States of America, the same ones who debate, draft and enact the laws that the rest of the citizens have to comply with.
What a bunch!