The construction contracts for “rebuilding Iraq” are being awarded a special way. A company is not even allowed to bid on a project unless invited.
According to the Centre for Responsive Politics, the invited bidders together contributed almost $3.6m during the current election cycle, mostly to the Republicans. The amounts, though individually not large, are part of the process of ensuring a seat at the table, said Charles Tiefer, professor of law at Baltimore University and an expert in government contracting.
The process of ensuring a seat at the table — money to The Party.
The Republican Crony Club. This is flat-out, blatant, in-your-face corruption — and if you complain you are branded as a traitor to the country. And there is nothing you can do about it; there is no one but Party cronies in any kind of position to investigate this sort of thing. This should be spoken of by every single progressive elected official until every member of the public is informed! The right did that under the direction of Newt Gingrich. But look where that got them.