Saturday, September 10, 2005

Roll out the Pork Barrel, we'll have a barrel of cash!

It's already started, boys and girls.

The gravy train of rebuilding projects is under way, and the companies that have the best guys at getting down on their knees and sucking at the government..... trough, are in line to get the lionshare of the money for rebuilding in the South.

And like what was reported the other day, the contractors aren't going to have to worry about paying pesky prevailing wages
to the ones doing the labor.

So, who's in line so far for a piece of the pork-filled pie? Well, Kellogg, Brown and Root is one. Don't know who they are? Just a subsidiary of Cheney's former company, Halliburton. Of course. Bechtel National Inc., a unit of San Francisco-based Bechtel Corp is another one. Bush named Bechtel's CEO to his Export Council and put the former CEO of Bechtel Energy in charge of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.
It's looking like rebuilding down there is going to hit around 100 billion dollars (even though, strangely enough, it was less than a 100 MILLION that Bush slashed from the Army Corps of Engineers budget for fixing some of the fucked up levees and what-have-you in NO in the first place.

Oh, yea, remember former Bush-appointed FEMA chair Joe Allbaugh? He formally registered as a lobbyist for Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg Brown and Root in February. Good timing on his part. Losta Iraq money and lotsa Katrina money, too!

4 comments:

Tom Harper said...

Bush, Cheney, Halliburton, Bechtel -- one big happy family.

Mike V. said...

you know it, baby!
get in line for that US dollar-lined slop!

gabsmash said...

okay..who spray painted that pig? poor guy

Mike V. said...

they were marking him for the next batch of bacon..