Nov 13, 2011 Political
When George Bush was president the left went nuts over no bid contracts to Halliburton despite the fact that Halliburton was the only company able to provide the services needed. The name Halliburton is used as a vulgarity by the left because former VP Dick Cheney was, at one time, employed by them. The left looked at the no bid contracts as a way for Cheney to enrich his life even though he did not profit from the contracts.
Bill Clinton awarded no bid contracts but the left ignored them (I think one was to, wait for it, Halliburton).
Barack Obama took office promising to end politics as usual and to be more transparent than anyone in history. He has been anything but transparent and has played politics as usual even before he actually took office. Solyndra was nothing more than a payout to supporters (much like the Stimulus) and it ended up costing taxpayers billions of dollars.
Now Obama has awarded a no bid contract to a company of a heavy Democrat supporter for a drug that we do not need and that cannot be tested. The drug is a pill to treat people exposed to Smallpox and who are too far into the disease to be treated by the conventional medicine which the US has stockpiled. In fact, we have enough to treat every person in the country and it costs about $3 a dose compared to $255 a dose for the new drug.
The process was changed and new people put in place so that the contract would be awarded. In other words, the Obama regime did everything possible in order to get the contract awarded.
The cost of the contract is $443 million. That is nearly a half a billion dollars that we do not have spent for a drug we do not need and done in a fashion that smacks of Chicago style politics.
November 2012 cannot come soon enough.
The next time liberals scream about Halliburton mention Siga Technologies. I doubt they will know what it means and if they do they will find some way to rationalize the contract.
Remember, Obama is their messiah and can do no wrong.
Never surrender, never submit.
May 5, 2009 Political
I have read time and again the liberal meme about no-bid contracts and how the evil Republicans handed them out as favors to their buddies. The name Halliburton is screamed every time the liberals want to make a point about no-bid contracts. Halliburton, the libs believe, get no-bid contracts because Dick Cheney was once employed there and somehow he profits from those contracts.
They usually ignore the fact that Halliburton is the only company that is capable of doing what they are contracted to do. Sure, they have been involved in overcharging but those things get investigated.
I want to know if my liberal friends (you know who you are) will jump in here and scream about the no-bid contract that a company named Murtech received. I want to know if they will stop by here and discuss how this company, that is headed by Jack Murtha’s nephew, received a no-bid contract. It is obvious that Murtha ensured that this was awarded to family. Given Murtha’s history of corruption there can be no doubt. The fact that there is no evidence that the business even does anything makes it all the more suspicious.
The headquarters of Murtech, in a low-slung, bland building in a Glen Burnie business park, has its blinds drawn tight and few signs of life. On several days of visits, a handful of cars sit in the parking lot, and no trucks arrive at the 10 loading bays at the back of the building.
Yet last year, Murtech received $4 million in Pentagon work, all of it without competition, for a variety of warehousing and engineering services. With its long corridor of sparsely occupied offices and an unmanned reception area, Murtech’s most striking feature is its owner — Robert C. Murtha Jr., 49. He is the nephew of Rep. John P. Murtha, the Pennsylvania Democrat who has significant sway over the Defense Department’s spending as chairman of the House Appropriations defense subcommittee. [emphasis mine] Washington Post
Well, well. It seems that some of them there Democrats are involved in the no-bid contract game and it is obvious that this is a payment to a family member. When people mention Cheney and Halliburton they cannot be persuaded that Cheney does not profit and he does not have any influence in the contracting process (Bill Clinton’s administration awarded a no bid to Halliburton). So let’s hear what they have to say about this obvious crime.
Where are you liberals? Where is your voice proclaiming the culture of corruption.
Who will be the first liberal to defend Murtha.
Come on, I am waiting.
Jammie Wearing Fool