War profiteers? Gm gets 60 billion, halliburton gets 12

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    Follow the money: Bailout tracker - CNNMoney.com

    I keep reading in these threads about "war profiteering'
    and this is why we went to Iraq
    Hell why would any-one put there selves in harms way with Obama handing out billions for nothing?
     
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    Easy, the companies don't have to do anything, they don't care about putting in soldiers in harms way.

    With everything in government, follow the money. TARP happened because big banks have spent years buying off our bureacrats, you think they don't have a reason for that? Big oil does the best job buying off our bureacrats, hence why we essentially pattern our entire foreign policy off of what they want (Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, etc). There's a reason big drug companies and big health insurance companies were quiet during the Obamacare debates, because they know this will make them more money.
     
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    My point is simple
    how one feels about Halliburton and GWB is there right
    But to carry the hate that many of those on the left do with that event and to ignore the obvious here makes no sense
     
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    They don't call it Government Motors for nothing, eh?

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    Add up the money the GSE's Fannie & Freddie got from each of those programs & it's about $1.2 Trillion. The States got the next largest chunk for their fucking government employee pay & pension funds $358 Billion. Then the federal government got $295.3 Billion to keep their fat ass pensions & pay checks coming.

    The banks & stimulus were a small portion of this. This was a bailout of socialized home lending & government employees. The citizens got screwed.
     
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    Umm got me. For the same reason they did for Bush?
     
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    I don't really give a damn about the terms "left" and "right" as both parties do the same liberal bullshit that I don't like.

    Both parties have been bought off for a looooooooong time, reps and dems equally. They work for the companies who line their pockets, next in line is their party, next in line is lobbies, next in line are the UN/our allies/etc, and then maybe they'll do something every now and then that makes it seem like they give a shit about the people of the US.

    If big oil, big banks, big drug/insurance industries tell our government to do something, they'll do it. Both reps and dems.
     
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    Doc said it all. Our congress is for sale and the bidding is not over. This is not a right or left argument, it is a fact that we, the voters, are losing. change who you vote for it can make a difference.
     
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    GM is paying back their loan. How much is Haliburton paying back, again?
     
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    Why am I being taxed in order to give government the ability to give out loans to certain companies it favors?
     

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