Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Bush Abuses


If you want to know what's going on behind the scenes in George W. Bush's reign as U.S. president, you ought to be subscribing to Texas gadfly Jim Hightower's 'Hightower Lowdown.'

The monthly four-page report regularly takes a look at the latest federal government outrage that typically flies below the radar screen of the mainstream media. This month, for example, Hightower focuses on the Bush administration's practice of outsourcing key government functions to corporate America, especially corporate America that has been friendly to the Bush regime.

In fact, Hightower asserts, there may be as many rent-a-troops in Iraq today as there are members of the U.S. military. The largest private contractor, which isn't news, is Halliburton, of course, which has seen its government contracts rise by a stunning 600 percent since Bush became president.

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