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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Don't Let The Door Hit You On The Way Out

I guess you've got to do something COMPLETELY outrageous to capture people's attention and get them REALLY pissed-off. First, we outsource the military, despite the fact that the government can in many cases execute properly and with more efficiency than private contractors (healthcare as provided by the VA hospitals being one example).

Then we award massive no-bid contracts to a company that has close ties to the traitorous cabal that has lied and manipulated us into an unnecessary war. No appearance of impropriety there, right?

And despite this incestuous relationship and a history of improperly billing for services rendered, still not that many people cared and it was "business as usual" for the military/industrial complex. No, it's only with the recent announcement that Halliburton would be moving to Dubai so they wouldn't have to pay taxes on their profiteering blood money that widespread outrage is finally being expressed. Apparently, we can put up with a certain degree of corruption, but if you step over a line, well then there's hell-to-pay. Too bad we stepped over that line along time ago, but at least people are paying attention now.

This carpet-bagging move has drawn criticism from Congress, and Waxman may hold hearings to look into the implications of the move. But I've got a three step program that would resolve this quickly and easily: 1) Let them pull up stakes, but let's reclassify them as a foreign company. 2) Revoke current and future contracts with Halliburton. 3) Make sure they take Darth Cheney & Friends along with them. Sure, it wouldn't solve the problem, but it's got to be a step in the right direction.

And onegoodmove points us to a tidbit of Cheney news that you might have missed: Cheney a key suspect in the recent mugging of a 101 year old woman.
|| JM, 12:12 AM

5 Comments:

It is continually shocking to me that there isn't a real public outcry about this stuff. Halliburton is the devil, and no one really seems to care that much. We have become a nation of lazy people concerned only with ourselves and not the "greater good" - its scary and its going to be the downfall of the best country in the world.
Blogger TrueJerseyGirl, at 8:57 AM  
I like your three step program. I would add only that their accounts as of this date, be frozen until we can assess the true cost of doing business with the Halliburton mafia and return that amount to the treasurery. Interesting how Cheney just made a trip over there isn't it?
Blogger Peacechick Mary, at 10:04 AM  
"Revoke current and future contracts with Halliburton."

That's what needs to happen, if they are a foreign company now there are laws the state that the Government must buy a certain percentage of made in the USA goods and services.
Blogger Frederick, at 10:35 AM  
I hear there are a lot less regulations in Dubai than in the US. You know those bastards are all about making money. Nothing or no one else matters.

~Liz
Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:37 PM  
What other companies provide the same service as Haliburton?
Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:29 AM  

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