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    Re: Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate is executive at company that built Obamacare

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I think it's always interesting to view something like this as if it happened to someone in the the other political party. Say Laura Bush went to school with someone who became the CEO of a company that ended up with a big government contract. Would liberals give her or George Bush the benefit of the doubt? And, to be fair, would conservatives be so eager to suggest there must be some connection or would we complain about liberals jumping to unsubstantiated conclusions?
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    Because you told me that because you hadn't personally accused Cheney of being corrupt, that should "answer my question". You tell me, how does that answer my question? I haven't accused Michelle Obama of anything, yet you have no trouble talking about "conservatives" being lame and birthers or whatever.
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    Re: Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate is executive at company that built Obamacare

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbabgone View Post
    Thank God you're here to provide balance.
    Please explain to everyone why out of more than a dozen firms that are listed as qualified for Government work (yes, that's funny in and of itself) the Obama's chose the CGI bid without even reviewing any others ...
    and then after getting the contract, CGI's President became a campaign donor to USA's President.
    I know, I know, you're gonna say that's done all the time in politics.
    But imagine how much money, how many votes, and how much campaign groundwork is gonna come back to the Democrat Party at election time given all the contracts and Community Organizations tapped for the Obamacare rollout ... not to mention all the new dependents/voters targeted by ACA ... no, it's unprecedented.
    So ... let's have the balance.
    The HHS has been contracting with CGI since 2007. Obama wasn't the president in 2007.

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    Re: Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate is executive at company that built Obamacare

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    Michelle Obama's Princeton classmate was Obamacare website builder | The Daily Caller

    Company management biographies - Toni Townes-Whitley | CGI.com



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    Well well well, look who's listed in the same graduating class. Does anyone remember what the Left said about Cheney and Halliburton?
    I see no problem here, a Princeton classmate of the first lady is an executive on one of the many companies who worked on the web site. Woopie do. Now a running buddy of the president from his college days, might make me stop and think and perhaps do some more checking out. But this, no way. No big thing. Only the most die hardest of Republicans and conspiracy theorist would pay this much attention.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate is executive at company that built Obamacare

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    Ok, well and I haven't accused Michelle Obama of anything, so, what's your point? You think that means no liberal would be trying to draw those connections?
    I don't think liberals are that anal retentive.

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    Re: Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate is executive at company that built Obamacare

    I'm not really interested in the Princeton classmate. What I wonder about is the bidding process. Ordinarily, the RFP is published at fedbizopps, and it's open. Were there competitive bids? I've read variously that there were and that there weren't, that there was only one bid. HHS denies that it was a "sole source" contract, but critics say that CGI Central was the only bidder.

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    Re: Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate is executive at company that built Obamacare

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Michelle Obama's Princeton classmate was Obamacare website builder
    "Roommate" would be interesting. "Classmate"? Those are pretty big classes.

    Besides, the CGI was already working for the federal government under Bush Jr.

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    Re: Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate is executive at company that built Obamacare

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    I don't think liberals are that anal retentive.
    Well, you must have been living under a rock during most of the Bush administration.

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    Re: Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate is executive at company that built Obamacare

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    Brief history of Haliburton:

    1. Early 1990s. Cheney, as Secretary of Defense, gives contracts to Halliburton to rebuild facilities in Kuwait that had been destroyed in the first Persian Gulf war.

    2. Early 1990 to 1993. Cheney, as Secretary of Defense, commissions Halliburton to do a classified (secret) study concerning replacing the U.S. military's logistics by work done by private companies. Halliburton says, yes, a company can do the work. In August 1992, with essentially no bidding, Halliburton is selected by the US Army Corps of Engineers to do all work needed to support the military for the next five years! Thereafter, Halliburton (or its subsidiary KBR) and its military logistics business escalated rapidly. In the ten years thereafter revenues totaled $2.5 billion.

    3. 1995-2000. Cheney is CEO of Halliburton. Under Cheney, Halliburton increases its offshore tax havens from 9 to 44, cutting its taxes from $302 million in 1998 to an $85 million refund in 1999. That's almost $400 million they took from taxpayers in one year.

    4. During Cheney's tenure at Haliburton, Halliburton did business with countries like Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Iraq, Libya, Iran, and Nigeria even though the US had imposed strict sanctions on them. They skirted sanctions, and they lobbied against sanctions. Some of this business was illegal, and Halliburton was fined for it.

    5. Spring 2000. Cheney heads Bush's Vice-Presidential Search committee --while continuing as CEO of Halliburton. He ends up picking himself as Vice President.

    6. July 2000. Cheney is asked whether Halliburton or its subsidaries were trying to do business with Iraq. He says no; he had a firm policy that they wouldn't do anything in Iraq, even if it was legal. This was a blatant lie: subsidiaries sold over $73 million in oil-production parts to Iraq.

    7. 2000. As CEO of Halliburton, Cheney clears $20 million in one year, after taxes.

    8. July 2000. Cheney's severance package from Halliburton (as CEO) is far and above what other company officers got when they left --some say it is as high as $62 million in stocks and stock options.

    9. December 2001. KBR (Halliburton subsidiary) is granted an open-ended contract for Army troops supply and Navy construction, wherever U.S. troops go, for the next 10 years (so far, Afghanistan, the Philippines, Yemen, Iraq). This unique contract has no ceiling on cost. KBR is reimbursed for every dollar spent plus a base fee of 1 percent, which guarantees profit. Plus, they can get a bonus as a percentage of company costs.

    10. January 2003. Bush sends a letter to Congress exercising his authority, as president, to waive section 9007, thus removing sanctions and allowing assistance to oil-rich Azerbaijan (see point 4). This administration invites the head of Azerbaijan to the White House, even though this person was the main reason for earlier sanctions against Azerbaijan. Reason? Azerbaijan has oil.

    11. September 2003. Cheney states that when he became Vice President, he severed all ties with Halliburton, as required by law. This was a lie. Government accounting offices said that the compensation he continues to receive is a conflict of interest.

    12. Dec 2003. Halliburton, without competitive bidding, is given a contract to restore the Iraqi oil sector. It is billed initially as a contract for putting out oil-well fires, something in which Halliburton has little expertise. It turns out that the contract is really for the full restoration of the oil business in Iraq. It is kept secret because of the "emergency conditions". It is one of the highest military logistics contracts in history.

    13. June 2004. Cheney has said all along that he had no contact with government officials who coordinated Halliburtons many contracts with the military. A March 2003 Pentagon email refutes this claim. It says that action on a no-bid Halliburton contract to rebuild Iraq's oil industry was "coordinated" with Cheney's office. This has to do with a no-bid contract given to Halliburton for rebuilding Iraq.

    14. August 2004. The SEC (Security Exchange Comission) levies a fine of $7.5 million on Halliburton for illegal accounting changes in 1998, when Cheney was CEO of Halliburton. Some people think that politics may have shielded Cheney and others from being held more accountable.

    Conflict of interest: Haliburton
    Sorry...couldnt bother going past your first lie...I mean...comment. Cheney did not award Haliburton ANYTHING. Haliburton was a pre-bid sole source IDIQ contractor. They were awarded the IDIQ contract because they were deemed the ONLY company with the resources to rebuild cities after natural disasters, wars, etc. The IDIQ was awarded during the Clinton administration.

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    Re: Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate is executive at company that built Obamacare

    Why isn't this thread in Conspiracy Theories?
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    Re: Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate is executive at company that built Obamacare

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Why isn't this thread in Conspiracy Theories?
    Indeed.

    Michelle Obama went to Woody Woo, Ted Cruz went to Woody Woo. Don't you guys realize what's REALY going on?!

    These people stage political spectacles to fool the public, and then exchange secret handshakes and clink oversized champagne flutes behind closed doors.

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