Sean and Rush... yada, yada, yada... that's not debate, that's BS. But good try... if that's all you have for game... try the kiddies debate group.
Democrats have a record of not supporting the troops.
There "support the troops but not the mission" is pure BS. If they don't support the mission they voted for... they do not and did not support the troops. The troops know it too.
Dept. of Socialist Knee Jerk Part 2
Haliburton was given no-bid contracts in Iraq, just as they had received them under Clinton. There are few companies that do what they do. See the bottom of this post.
Of course, you would rather see the troops go without the services. OK. We know where you stand... either that or you're ignorant of how things work... of course... because leftists are erections with ears... Halliburton always generated instant stimuli on the left (verbal viagra)... making ever bigger dicks of themselves... cut off the blood supply to their brains... so they failed to hear the rest of the story.
Halliburton, Cheney, Halliburton, Cheney, Halliburton, Cheney... have you passed out yet?
No? Perhaps you're not as much of a Dick Durban as you seem.
There's hope... read on...
.HALLIBURTON — THE CLINTON CONTRACTOR
Waxman's second objection concerns the way the company will be paid for its services. The LOGCAP payment method, known as a cost-plus-award, calls for KBR to be paid its costs plus a profit of 1 percent. According to the General Accounting Office, KBR could also earn "an incentive fee of up to nine percent of the cost estimate, based on the contractor's performance in a number of areas, including cost control." In one of his letters to the Corps of Engineers, Waxman says that the cost-plus-award system is "generally discouraged in the executive branch because it provides the contractor with an incentive to increase its profits by increasing the costs to the taxpayer." But in fact, the cost-plus-award method is an extremely common arrangement throughout the defense-contracting industry; one can leaf through the pages of Defense Daily and see many hundreds of contracts handled on the same basis. Given such widespread use, it is hard to conclude that the cost-plus-award method somehow makes the Halliburton contract a sweetheart deal for a politically favored company. (Nor is the contract unusually generous; the LOGCAP's range of a 1 percent to 9 percent fee is in line with standard government/industry practice.)
[Editor's note — Since this article was published in National Review magazine, Halliburton has said that while the LOGCAP that was in effect from 1992 until 1997 called for a one-to-nine percent profit range, the LOGCAP in effect now calls for significantly less, a one-to-three percent profit margin.]
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I AM DEPLORABLE.
NEVER CRIMINAL HILLARY (S-NY)
"The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without."
~Dwight D. Eisenhower
Maybe whenever he plays Monopoly with his family, he always volunteers to be the banker.
Your source is a right wing publication meant to skew facts, and you claim you are opened minded. Find something that does not smell of right wing propaganda meant to lead lemmings who are free thinkers.
Zimmer this is fun, please continue. I like debating with some who has found the light and are open minded.
BTW, Happy Holidays, and even though I don't agree with you. I respect your right to say it. Just having fun debating. In the end, we are americans, and I'd watch your back in an attack.
Originally Posted by zimmer
I must admit.
I used to be a moral relativist-socialist moron. Then I grew up.
You see, I kept my mind open, learned history, traveled the world... now for decades... and came to obvious conclusions... so long as you aren't narrow or blind... So:
I was wrong in my youth.
I am sorry.
What's your excuse?
What I find all to hilarious is the party who's mantra was "keep an open mind... challenge authority", now is the most closed minded, intolerant lot you can imagine. They have all the wrong answers, but they forge ahead anyways. A pliable media is always handy in their pursuit. Ask any despot.
It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.
It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
"Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911
TBone, read the bottom first.
Mission Accomplished... Halliburton... another Knee Jerk Alert.
You have the kool-Aid flowing through your blood.
Have you learned about Halliburton now? Swallowed the truth. Realized you've been a sucker, on your knees inhaling the goo from the Liberal pipe?
You are going to tell me The Clinton's didn't provide such contracts?Your source is a right wing publication meant to skew facts, and you claim you are opened minded.
LOL... you really are a "Moderate".
Facts you do not like are propaganda. How open minded. Again, if these are not facts, then show me where they are wrong. That is debate... but you have no facts to rebut the fact The Clintons acted as stated in the article.Find something that does not smell of right wing propaganda meant to lead lemmings who are free thinkers.
An Inconvenient Truth for you... to be dismissed because you don't like the source and you have nothing to rebut it with.
Your debate is devoid of facts, but heavy on thin air.Zimmer this is fun, please continue. I like debating with some who has found the light and are open minded.
Cheers, I'm lifting a brew in your direction in the spirit of the Holidays. Merry Christmas... I hope you and your family are healthy and happy.BTW, Happy Holidays, and even though I don't agree with you. I respect your right to say it. Just having fun debating. In the end, we are americans, and I'd watch your back in an attack.
I AM DEPLORABLE.
NEVER CRIMINAL HILLARY (S-NY)