Saturday, December 13, 2003
Iraq and Money
Item Amount Payer Recipients Security $ 48,000,000,000 United States United States
Reconstruction $ 25,200,000,000 United States United States
Debt $125,000,000,000 France, Germany, Russia Iraq Revenue
$ 15,000,000,000 Iraq Iraq
EU letting anger instead of logic set them free as EU squabbles break out amid fury at US - www.smh.com.au
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Bush and Congress circumvent the UN as Bush signs Syria sanctions bill - Dec. 13, 2003, CNN
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Thursday, December 11, 2003
Bush Democracy - Freedom on my terms
Ban on Bids for Iraq Reconstruction
The multi-national companies that bid on these types of projects also pay taxes in various countries, including the US, so they are paying for the reconstruction also. Wouldn't it be ironic if the companies that are awarded contracts from approved countries actually contribute less US tax money than the banned companies? This would not be suprising even for US companies since the Bush administation says it is okay for US companies to avoid paying US taxes by using offshore tax dodging mechanisms.
What is the national equivalent to this bid ban? Let's say some US senators vote against a law that passes and the president signs. Can the president ban companies in these Senator's states from bidding on contracts that this law funds? Could this be done at the state, county or township level?
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Wednesday, December 10, 2003
How Much Is Privacy Worth?
Can a social security number be considered copyrighted like the unpublished discount price of a product?
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