A Special Report: Bush’s Investment Plan
for Halliburton: Nothing for Workers
By: Bracken Hendricks
and Skye Perryman
November 6, 2003
the complete article, click on-- http://www.apolloalliance.org/strategy_center/halliburton_report.cfm [found through a Google search by article title on 3/27/04]
Quote, and topics covered--
Republican allegiance to corporate interests has distorted the direction of
US policies both at home and abroad. But there is a better way: it is time for a new vision on energy policy and national
security. It is time for an Apollo Project that reinvests in American communities, creates jobs at home, and ends our dependence
on foreign oil and its corrupting political influence once and for all.
In a victory for civic
participation and government accountability, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it would cancel its contract
with Halliburton Corporation for oil transportation into Iraq. This comes after several weeks of pressure by Democratic Congressmen
Waxman and Dingell, who have led the charge to uncover the truth about Halliburton’s no-bid contract with the U.S. Government.
Reports suggest that Halliburton has been charging the US government more than twice the actual cost of importing fuel into
Iraq, a move that has cost millions in taxpayer dollars.
In a convenient coincidence,
the cancellation of Halliburton’s contract comes just two days after House Republicans stripped the Iraq supplemental
bill of an anti-profiteering provision which would have held companies holding contracts with the U.S. government criminally
accountable for price gouging. Once again, the Republicans have failed to hold businesses accountable.
II. What exactly is Halliburton doing?
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