It’s not conspiracy if it’s right out in the open…and if it’s in USAToday, then it’s way the fuck out in the open.
Your tax dollars at work, my friends.
On the subject of Mike Brown being under investigation for “padding his resume”, I have a dual response that is partially “he was friends with the people who hired him…you mean they didn’t *know* that his resume was padded?” and “since when does getting fired from your last position for incompetence count as padding?” Maybe the employers who hired him for the head of the nation’s disaster relief program just didn’t bother to check his resume.
Also from the article:
Halliburton continues to be a source of income for Cheney, who served as its chief executive officer from 1995 until 2000 when he joined the Republican ticket for the White House. According to tax filings released in April, Cheney’s income included $194,852 in deferred pay from the company, which has also won billion-dollar government contracts in Iraq.
Cheney’s office said the amount of deferred compensation is fixed and is not affected by Halliburton’s current economic performance or earnings.