[QUOTE=parafly;4259048]Agree to disagree. The situations have many more similarities than differences, and I'm not prepared to cherry pick justifications and levels of egregiousness based on which entity received the funds and the manner in which it was done.
At the end of the day, we have a federal government that is picking and choosing winners, and putting funds into the hands of companies and organizations of their choice through various means. This isn't anything new.[/QUOTE]
Paying a contractor to do a job (Halliburton) vs giving guaranteed loans to non-viable companies who are strongly linked to politicians are 2 totally different things.