The Psychopaths in Charge have deemed it a worthy enterprise for contractors to make billions more per war because they are the government and the contractors too and they can make policy that makes them rich. This is not called conflict of interest for them. Concerns about conflict of interest only apply to the lowest level workers in the government, your GS-5 – GS-12s. Anyone beyond that level, one would have to kill someone and get caught for their job to be in jeopardy. As far as your government officials are concerned, the more people they kill, the less likely they are to ever be held responsible. Anything goes for the Psychopaths in Charge and their minions. Playing by the rules is for suckers.
The best example we have of this reality is the war in Iraq and Vice President Cheney raking in 395 billion with Halliburton using the best lies he and his cohorts could come up with. He will never face any consequences for his treachery.
“According to the bipartisan Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan, the level of corruption by defense contractors may be as high as $60 billion. Disciplined soldiers that would traditionally do many of the tasks are commissioned by private and publicly listed companies.
Even without the graft, the costs of paying for these services are higher than paying government employees or soldiers to do them because of the profit motive involved. No-bid contracting – when companies get to name their price with no competing bid – didn’t lower legitimate expenses. (Despite promises by President Barack Obama to reel in this habit, the trend toward granting favored companies federal contracts without considering competing bids continued to grow, by 9 percent last year, according to the Washington Post.)”
Cheney’s Halliburton Made $39.5 Billion on Iraq War
Obama promised to end the war in Iraq but he never mentioned Afghanistan. Contractor billions continually funneled into the same contractor coffers from one war to the next, is where the real drain on the economy and the US tax base is going. Hundreds of thousands of jobs that were once performed in war zones by soldiers and government employees for modest sums are now done by contractors for six figures and we are paying the bill. Death is big business and as Thomas Sheridan has pointed out the psychopath’s maxim is “just business.”
In order for you not to blame the right people for such disgusting circumstances, you are demanded by the Psychopaths in Charge through manipulative media campaigns to blame the poor for our ills because in psychopath think, victims deserve to be victims. In many areas of the country, there are only poverty wage service and all the jobs that pay a living wage are highly competitive. Yet we are to blame the families struggling because their victimization is their fault.
Don’t buy it. It is another attempt to infect your consciousness with the idea that human nature is predatory and not co-creative. As humans we must resist every effort of the Psychopaths in Charge to define human nature. Let us leave that to the humans.