Tax cheats KBR made $150 million + building Guantanamo bay, Cheney smirks at justice

(9 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

     According to DoD records made over $150 million dollars building Guantanamo bay’s detainee holding facilities, or, as other’s have come to call them, torture chambers.

    KBR, of course is one of Dick Cheney’s special interests friends.

    Kellogg Brown & Root, the nation’s top Iraq war contractor and until last year a subsidiary of Halliburton Corp., has avoided paying hundreds of millions of dollars in federal Medicare and Social Security taxes by hiring workers through shell companies based in this tropical tax haven.

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    With an estimated $16 billion in contracts, KBR is by far the largest contractor in Iraq, with eight times the work of its nearest competitor.

bostonglobe.com March 6, 2008

    The no-bid contract it received in 2002 to rebuild Iraq’s oil infrastructure and a multibillion-dollar contract to provide support services to troops have long drawn scrutiny because Vice President Dick Cheney was Halliburton’s chief executive from 1995 until he joined the Republican ticket with President Bush in 2000.

bostonglobe.com March 6 ,2008

     In one PDF alone, KBR charged the US DoD $30 Million for Miscellaneous Repairs and Improvements. Other charges included

$17,672,894 – Planning, Remote Camps

$6,728,304  – Migrant Operations Facilities

$2,818,121  – Psych Ward, Fleet Hospital

    Despite the GOP’s claims, that dick Cheney and his friends in the CIA have plenty of reasons to lie, millions and millions of reasons. When the CIA claims “we only waterboarded 3 people” remember that it is the CIA who is saying it. At this point it is like asking Barney Gumbel to watch your beer. You should know what is going to happen if you do that.

    The Cheney’s of the world and the CIA and the corrupt Corporations are drunk, drunk on wealth and power. They would sooner risk the lives of thousands of American soldiers, million of foreigners and the safety of America then lose a cent.

    And the best part, KBR and their buddies didn’t have to pay full taxes for it since they are hiring workers through shell companies based in the Cayman Islands.

   

KBR has built a proud history and a leading market position in the government and infrastructure sectors by being a low-cost, high-efficiency and absolutely reliable service provider. Not only is KBR the largest contractor for the United States Army and a top-ten contractor for the U.S. Department of Defense, it is currently the world’s largest defense services provider.

kbr.com

bold text added by the diarist

    That is the Bush/Cheney Junta in a nutshell. Their etchings into history should read.

    WAR PROFITEERS, WAR CRIMINALS AND TRAITORS TO THEIR NATION

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  1. Orwell is spinning in his grave

    • rb137 on May 23, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Cheney is definitely worse…

    • dkmich on May 25, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Smoke and mirrors, penny wise and pound foolish.  

    Obama eliminates Even Start and ignores and continues Haliburton’s war profiteering.   They whine about the high cost of health care, medicare and medicaid, while they continue the prohition that won’t allow government to negotiate the cost of Sr. prescription drugs with big pharma.  No money for schools, but money for jails and wars.   Won’t pass a gas tax to drive a stake through oil, but he’ll raise CAFE and then nationalize and globalize domestic autos “hoping” to get it done. Won’t touch medicare for all to make all US companies more competitive, just pours money into alternative energy without doing anything to keep the money and jobs in the US.  

    The priorites in this country are obscene and obviously dangerous to the national security of this country.  If our current economic situation doesn’t prove that, nothing ever will.  Like parasites, they are destroying the victim from the inside out.  

    We need 1,000 special prosecutors, and we won’t even get one.    

  2. needs to be exposed. I’m not knee-jerk anti-corporation and I’m sure there are good corporations. Halliburton is not one of them.

    This is one of those areas where I wanted to see change. It would be change I can believe in. I certainly understand how difficult it would be too take on every company like Halliburton but couldn’t someone talking about change in a leadership position start a conversation about responsibility to the country who gave them the room to grow?

    Iirc, Halliburton at one time was moving it’s headquarters to the Middle East but so what? They made their start here and used our tax laws to grow.

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