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Monday, March 12

And speaking of bad guys

You know that Halliburton moved to Dubai, don't you? I wonder what the folks in Houston must be thinking- "Hey, I thought WE were the world's energy capital!"

Halliburton made $2.3 billion in profits last year no-bid contracts, no less, so by moving to Dubai, they won't have to pay taxes to the mouth that feeds them.

According to Think Progress:
House Government Oversight Chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA) said he will soon hold a hearing on the matter to “understand the ramifications for the U.S. taxpayer and national security.” One lobbyist said, “If there’s a huge tax shift, then it’s taking money from U.S. taxpayers while they’re taking no-bid contracts.”

Reacting to Halliburton’s announcement, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) told ABC News it was “an insult to the U.S. soldiers and taxpayers.”
Wow, someone was paying attention on a Sunday.
Stay tuned.

Related: US tourism is down 17% since 2001.

PS. Here's the "secret"-
"Bye Bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry
And good old boys were drinking whiskey and rye
Singin' "this will be the day that I die. This will be the day that I die."

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