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Old 08-17-2004, 03:27 PM   #1
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Halliburton Has More Time to Verify Costs
By JENNIFER BAYOT

Published: August 17, 2004


he Halliburton Company said yesterday that the United States Army had granted it additional time to substantiate its costs in Iraq and Kuwait, staving off the possible withholding of 15 percent of its payment.

Government contractors normally cannot be paid more than 85 percent of their invoices until they fully account for their costs. Twice this year, the Army set this rule aside for Halliburton as the company cataloged its costs and explained how it was billing the government. The most recent reprieve expired on Sunday.

The Army would not immediately confirm that it had given Halliburton a third extension. Linda Theis, a spokeswoman for Army Field Support Command in Rock Island, Ill., a part of the Army Matériel Command, said late yesterday that Army personnel were talking with representatives of Kellogg Brown & Root, the Halliburton subsidiary that is working in Iraq, to resolve the billing dispute.

The waivers granted to Halliburton have annoyed several members of Congress, who say the company has enjoyed undue privileges because of its former ties to Vice President Dick Cheney. Mr. Cheney led the company from 1995 until he became the Republican vice presidential candidate in 2000.

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/17/po...lliburton.html
Come on, this really does look like favortism because of Cheney.

P.S. I can't spell for shit. So there!
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Old 08-17-2004, 05:13 PM   #2
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Looks to me like the only capable company of performing the job
required to rebuild Iraq.

Of course, if you can name another contractor that is, I'm all ears.

Oh,
And not that Clinton used Haliburton without a bid, huh?

http://www.kbr.com/careers/careers_kbr.jsp
Click Search Jobs to open a pop-up window, then slect Iraq and enter.
Look at all those high paying jobs..




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Old 08-17-2004, 05:16 PM   #3
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Hey Zol, do you eat that shit with a fork, chopsticks or just with your hands?
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Old 08-17-2004, 05:55 PM   #4
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Coward.



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Old 08-18-2004, 05:22 AM   #5
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So why should the rules be changed for this Co?

One extension... mebbe. But three?

If they're so great why shouldn't it be known what exactly we are paying them for? I don't see that as being unreasonable.

edit:Also, browsing the Halliburton Iraq jobs, they oddly enough didn't mention the pay grade for the 700+ jobs there. I certainly hope their paramedics get paid better than in my city... might make me recertify =P

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Old 08-19-2004, 05:49 PM   #6
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I have a old fiend that used to work offshore untill his buddies were
taken hostage offshore near Africa. Now he works in Iraq and earning
80k a year for only a 6-month stay. He say's the base pay is around 80k with
limited experience. The pay is high due to the War factor.

Thats 6-on, 6-off.



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