Saturday, August 23, 2008

Thomas Frank shows where taxpayer taxes now flow - and they don't benefit of the taxpayers

Thomas Frank takes a short tour of the Washington D.C. metropolitan area to show where government power has moved. Power no longer resides in government buildings.

As you look at the palaces that Frank videos, remember that is our tax money going to build them. Most of the fortunes are not the result of contractors bidding for contracts. They result from contractors hiring lobbyists to bribe and cajole short term government employees to hand out no-bid contracts as they did to Halliburton and KBR. Then once the government employees hand the contracts out they move to jobs with the contractors at multiples of their government salary.

Is it any wonder that the Bush administration White House has presided over the most incompetent federal government since the 1920's?

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