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    Re: KBR to Get No-Bid Army Work as U.S. Alleges Kickbacks

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    Re: KBR to Get No-Bid Army Work as U.S. Alleges Kickbacks

    i say it sucks.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: KBR to Get No-Bid Army Work as U.S. Alleges Kickbacks

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I have never understood the reasoning behind no-bid contracting. Can some one explain why the system is used? Unless there is something I don't understand that makes no-bid contracts a good idea, I oppose them no matter who is running things. I think this is a mistake.

    Damn liberal hypocrisy...err, wait....
    There are some specialized jobs that only certain companies can do, one of those would be jobs; such as, reconstruction in disaster or warzones or providing private security in a warzone, for example there was no other company on the planet that could do what Halliburton could do so who was going to bid against them?

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    Re: KBR to Get No-Bid Army Work as U.S. Alleges Kickbacks

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    If it will help end corruption and corporatism in our country, no, I don't.
    Um a bid is opened, Halliburton knows no other company can do the job, so Halliburton puts up a twice than appropriate cost estimate, no one else bids, Halliburton wins the contract by default at a much higher price than a negotiated contract. Ya that would help end corruption and corporatism.

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    Re: KBR to Get No-Bid Army Work as U.S. Alleges Kickbacks

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Government support of business interests through tax revenue without competitive bids isn't an aspect of fascism?
    A) There was no company other than Halliburton capable of doing the job, there was no other company to bid against.

    B) Government support of business through tax revenue is not an aspect of fascism; whereas, total or partial government takeover of private business interests is an aspect of fascism.

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    Re: KBR to Get No-Bid Army Work as U.S. Alleges Kickbacks

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    One of the biggest complaints from the left was no-bid contracts for haliburton during the Bush administration. Here we have the same thing. What say you now on Obama granting no bid contracts to halibuton.
    Its either gonna be a *crickets chirping* session or a "Bush did it so that makes it OK for Obama" session.

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    Re: KBR to Get No-Bid Army Work as U.S. Alleges Kickbacks

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Actually, I'd prefer it if all bids were competitive. Aren't conservatives the ones who say that it's competition between companies that keep prices for consumers down?
    Yes but there is no other company on the planet like Halliburton.

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    Re: KBR to Get No-Bid Army Work as U.S. Alleges Kickbacks

    Quote Originally Posted by BWG View Post
    Just because you weren't lead to the water doesn't mean it wasn't there.

    A couple of posts between me and Sir Loin. I was replying to someone making the same erroneous claim, as you, that Haliburton was the only one that could do the job.




    This was in a thread that you actually participated in less than an hour after Sir Loin's post.

    And as a side note, if you want to look further back through that thread, I said I didn't really care if Haliburton got a no-bid contract. My only argument was that they weren't the only ones that could handle the job.
    A) The idea that a contract should have been awarded to a French company in a war that they refused to participate in is ridiculous.

    B) Halliburton provides more than just oil field services, it also provided construction and engineering through its subsidiary KBR. There was no other company like Halliburton at the time the war started.

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    Re: KBR to Get No-Bid Army Work as U.S. Alleges Kickbacks

    Just because you change the man at the top, does not mean that the rot below goes away.
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    Re: KBR to Get No-Bid Army Work as U.S. Alleges Kickbacks

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    KBR Inc. was selected for a no-bid contract worth as much as $568 million through 2011 for military support services in Iraq, the Army said.

    The Army announced its decision yesterday only hours after the Justice Department said it will pursue a lawsuit accusing the Houston-based company of taking kickbacks from two subcontractors on Iraq-related work. The Army also awarded the work to KBR over objections from members of Congress, who have pushed the Pentagon to seek bids for further logistics contracts.


    KBR to Get No-Bid Army Work as U.S. Alleges Kickbacks (Update1) - BusinessWeek

    Whats this? Evil Haliburton getting a NO BID contract under the Obama Administration for over half a BILLION dollars?


    mmmmmm You can almost taste the rank hypocrisy of the far left.
    Where was the outrage from the Bushneviks when Bush was doing it? Was it OK then, but not OK now? Of course not. It was WRONG then, just as it is WRONG now. But only now do you hear the outrage from the Bushnevik supporters. I wonder why? Could it be that the reason is because the president now in office has a "D" after his name, and not an "R", in which case, it would be perfectly OK?
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