Saturday, February 5, 2011

Dirty Money -- From the US to Egypt and Back

US defense contractors not only get filthy rich supplying weapons of mass destruction to our own bloated military (which now swills up roughly half the US budget, to the tune of more than a trillion dollars per year, which sum the rabidly tax cutting tea bagger/Republicans propose to cut by zero dollars) but they fill their own bloated pockets further by getting back much of the money our government gives to the dictatorial, torturing Egpytian regime of Hosni Mubarak.

The list of US companies that take the dirty money from Mubarak includes all the usual warmongers, like Lockheed Martin, Boeing and Raytheon, but also some you may not have heard of, or suspect of being in that kind of business. These companies are rife with lobbyists, of course, and of course they kick back substantial chunks of the dirty money they receive from Mubarak, in the form of campaign contributions, free trips and other gifts, to the senators and congress members who willingly approve the president's requests for dirty money.

No comments:

Post a Comment