Originally Posted by palmetto defender
Please do me a favor. I'm doing you one to help increase your knowledge.
Go to any search engine. Yahoo's financial is pretty good. Pull up XOM (Exxon). Or COP or whatever oil. Look at the income statement icon. Look at the taxes paid. BIG TIME.
Iraq? It was a way to fight in the ME. Flex muscle.
I agree that contractors should not be serving food. But, the duty roster kept fighters unavailable for duty. I was an officer. I hated losing men to duties other than their primary responsibility. It made me and my unit less effective.
Black Water was fighting in Iraq too. The American populace was paying not only Soldiers and Marines to fight, but mercenaries also. They cost much more than the regular American troop.
I am well aware of what these companies pay in taxes and clearly they do not all pay their fare share and many of them are subsidized by the American middle/working class. Have you seen the farm subsidies lately? Google that.
There is so much corn being produced now and the price has raised immensely over the past few years. There is now High Fructose Corn Syrup in many more foods than even 5 years ago.
Adding to the poor health and diets that many American share.
Again, they socialize the losses and capitalize the gains and profits. Even Romney has offshore accounts.
I only had chow duty in boot camp. Every platoon would have it for 1 week. Having the units feed themselves is the American way till GWB got in office