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How Cheney Got Away With $35 million

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posted on Aug, 21 2004 @ 05:26 PM
This sort of sounds like Enron Junior. Oh well, everything is fine, the Patriot Act is protecting all things.....sleep tight.


It's obvious that no mainstream news reporter has the gumption to seriously question Vice President [sic] Dick Cheney's ethics when he was chief executive of Halliburton, the oil-field services company that is currently embroiled in a scandal with the Pentagon due to its questionable accounting practices related to its work in war-torn Iraq.

Pity those journalists because this is the stuff Pulitzer's are made of.

posted on Aug, 21 2004 @ 06:20 PM
This is typical, take the money and let the lower people take the fall.

posted on Aug, 21 2004 @ 07:41 PM
The American people as a whole are beyond worrying about any more. At this point it's CYOA. Many things are unpreventable and the things that could be fixed the public is too busy, distracted, unconcered, or comatose to respond to. I at this point only hope to find the best strategy for this individual to weather any coming economic/political storms.

Is Cheney a crook? yes. Is George W. Bush a crook? yes. Do they only help all the expatriot corporations to flourish while shafting the average American? yes. Do they r*pe the enviornment so only the tiny ultra exclusive corporate crowd that are their rich friends benefit? yes.

Outsourcing of jobs is going to happen anyway. The internet makes that inevitable. Does that include high paying educated positions too? yes. At this point making sure the general population in the US is educated is NOT to get AHEAD, it is merely to KEEP UP with everyone else. I think the days of the US economy being the leading of the planet may be comming to an end, especially when the large US firms go offshore for facilities and for tax shelters. When all the debt that the government, corporations, and individuals gets devalued by all the foreign money proping it up, things could get ugly.

The average American is counting on Social Security for retirement. That money has already been borrowed away, And to top it off we are piling up huge fiscal and trade deficits. Pension plans are being abandoned by bankrupt corporations and Uncle Sam is set to pay the tab. Right now that is about 50 billion, but it could very likely grow.

Individual Americans need to be very personally resourceful. Don't expect much from government, and stop government from ruining the US economy. Many people with many different perspectives expect SS, Health care, retirement benefits, and that somehow the American economy is blessed to be better than anyone elses.

A bird in the hand is worth two in the Bush. CYOA. Do what you can for yourself and don't plan to depend on government for much of anything.


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