Halliburton, the company formerly headed by VP Dick Cheney, has long been a target of outrage for loathers of the Bush administration, as well as a symbol of greed for alleged “you wash my back with cash and I’ll wash your back with cash” mafioso-style business dealings.
Well, Halliburton announced that they’re moving their headquarters out of the country and to Dubai. Whew! Liberals have finally gotten rid of the bane of their existence, right? Party time!
Surprisingly, or not so, this wasn’t the reaction at all. Take Hillary Clinton for example. Why is she angered at the capitalist giant and greedy, oil-thirsty behemoth? She wants them to stay because she wants their money, of course:
“Does this mean they are going to quit paying taxes in America? They get a lot of government contracts, is this going to affect the investigations that are going on? Because we have a lot of evidence of misuse of government contracts and how they have cheated the American soldier and cheated the American taxpayer.”
Evidence of misuse of government contracts and they’ve cheated the American soldier? So let’s beg them to stay then! Good idea, Senator. It’s so typical of slimy politicians to not want a company they call crooked, money-grubbing and underhanded to leave the country. Why? Because they’ll lose their cut:
Patrick Leahy, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, called the move “an example of corporate greed at its worst”.
“At the same time that they’ll be avoiding US taxes, I’m sure they won’t stop insisting on taking their profits in cold hard US cash,” Leahy said.
Halliburton will remain incorporated in the U.S., so they’ll pay their taxes, but it’s comical to watch Democrats in a snit trying to explain why they’re enraged because a company they’ve often said would be better off dead is moving out. Democrat politicians now resemble a china shop owner who is trying to force the bull to stay. Why? In the answer to that question rests the secret of political life.
No matter how evil something is, there has never been a level of evil that has caused a Democrat to say “your money is no good here.”
In reality, what makes me certain that Halliburton is in fact not a greedy monopoly full of cheats and liars? Because Congress hasn’t sued them for copyright infringement.