Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Corp Watch dot org
Holding Corporations accountable.
In a post from mid August, some news we probably were aware of, but it still pisses me off:
A CorpWatch analysis of FEMA's records shows that "fully 90 percent of the first wave of (the post-Katrina reconstruction) contracts awarded - including some of the biggest no-bid contracts to date -- went to companies from outside the three worst-affected states. As of July 2006, after months of controversy and Congressional hearings, companies from Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama had increased their share of the total contracts to a combined 16.6 percent." The CorpWatch analysis shows that more federal reconstruction contracts have gone to Virginia and Indiana - usually large, politically connected corporations -- than to any of the three Katrina-devastated states.
Some later post titles include
Entergy Still Asking for Handouts and Putting Screws to Ratepayers
How High Can the Katrina Price Tag Go?
Get Hoffa Into Hair & Makeup, Stat!
A Monkey Could Hack That Voting Machine