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.
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