Halliburton is a rogue company with many spooky subsidiaries that were protected against legal pursuits by the GWB govt, and could be a factor in the hushed resignation of the Attorney General.Jacques Ottawa wrote:
Both New Orleans and NY/NJ were hit awfully hard, Rogue. It's your notion that this is just a matter of one wanting more than the other? Compare the populations of N.O. and NY/NJ, and the number of structures affected. That may give you an inkling of why the financial burden may be higher up north. Add inflation of atg least 20% since New Orleans.
As to wasted aid and scams, why don't you query Halliburton. According to Vanity Fair, over $1.2 billion are still unaccounted for. Oh, you can't really ask them, now can you? Halliburton has relocated to Saudi Arabia. Wonder why?
Isn't it funny how you can just mention Halliburton and the Libtards start to spit blood and only because ...... Dick Cheney had been the CEO when ..... Bill Clinton was president. You do know that Bill Clinton had open contracts no-bid with Halliburton and that Obama also currently has open NO-BID contracts with Halliburton????
Obamas mounting hypocrisy
The only thing that has changed in Washington is the price tag
......Mr. Obama explicitly stated that he would not tolerate such practices.I will finally end the abuse of no-bid contracts once and for all, he thundered to a Grand Rapids, Mich., audience on Oct. 2, 2008.The days of sweetheart deals for Halliburton will be over when Im in the White House. After becoming president, Mr. Obama continued the attack and promised on March 4 to end unnecessary no-bid and cost-plus contracts. In some cases, contracts are awarded without competition. And thats completely unacceptable.
That was then; this is now. Last week, the Army revealed that KBR, a former subsidiary of Halliburton, was awarded a no-bid contract worth as much as $568 million through next year. This deal was announced only hours after the Obama Justice Department informed the public that it was joining a suit filed by whistleblowers who allege KBR used kickbacks to get foreign contracts.
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Bill Clinton had open no-bid contracts with Halliburton? Care to name a few, and the source please? If source is WND .com or FoxNews.com , forget it.
KBR : Source, please. Oh, thought Halliburton had moved its HQ to Kuwait or some other Arab country because its interests were in that region. Suuuuuure. The US military is now giving foreign firms sensitive military contracts? Well, well. When is Exxon moving its HQ to the Middle East, Rogue, seeing as its main oil business if over there? And if true, the govt is launching a suit against KBR, no? Isn't that what you'd want and what should be done? How do you fault the administration on this?