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  •  It's one big circle... (4+ / 0-)
    A question, for anybody who knows how to do this kind of research:  I remember reading that Booz Allen received something like 90-80% of its funding from the USG.  So, is the money for these contributions to Congress coming from the USG to industry, then circling back around as campaign contributions?  (Now, I assume that this is the case, but can that be shown by the numbers?)
    The thing is, corporations like Booz Allen were formed solely for the purpose of milking the government.

    'Cuz freedom can't protect itself ~~ EFF ~ EPIC ~ ACLU

    by markthshark on Sat Jul 27, 2013 at 04:57:41 PM PDT

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    •  ..and they aren’t subject to Congressional... (2+ / 0-)
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      markthshark, CroneWit

      ...oversight... (Not that Congress necessarily would if they could...)

      and:

      ...Contractors aren’t part of the chain of command at the N.S.A. or other agencies...
      A pretty convenient work-around to avoid oversight or accountability.

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