How The Top 10 Military Contractors Lobby In Tandem

Irregular Times discovers the beautiful geometry of evil cronyism:

Tightly connected. Massively funded. Working for war. This is what the peace movements are up against. Together, the top ten federal contractors, all working for the military, received $138.4 Billion in taxpayer funds through federal contracts during fiscal year 2010. In the first three months of 2011 alone, these ten corporations paid for the services of no fewer than 109 different lobbying firms, deployed to Capitol Hill along with their own in-house corporate lobbyists. A line is drawn between any two military contractors if they both hired the services of at least one lobbying firm in common; the number indicates the number of lobbying firms hired in common:

LobbyistOverlapforMilitaryContractors2010

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  • jp

    I mean… what about this DOESN’T say, ‘hey, umm… there is no voice of the people, and as long as money is the foundation of our “culture”, there never will be’

  • jp

    I mean… what about this DOESN’T say, ‘hey, umm… there is no voice of the people, and as long as money is the foundation of our “culture”, there never will be’

  • Nunzio X

    President Eisenhower (a man NOT thought of as a weak-kneed liberal in his day, though he certainly would be described that way today by the Conservative Republitards who love war and money to the exclusion of everything else) warned of the Military Industrial Complex.

    But the Military Industrial Complex he feared was basically a street vendor’s pushcart compared to what we have today. I don’t want to hear a Republitard say ANYTHING about “welfare” when their war machine / jobs program is the biggest single suckling on the budgetary tit.

  • Nunzio X

    President Eisenhower (a man NOT thought of as a weak-kneed liberal in his day, though he certainly would be described that way today by the Conservative Republitards who love war and money to the exclusion of everything else) warned of the Military Industrial Complex.

    But the Military Industrial Complex he feared was basically a street vendor’s pushcart compared to what we have today. I don’t want to hear a Republitard say ANYTHING about “welfare” when their war machine / jobs program is the biggest single suckling on the budgetary tit.

  • Nunzio X

    President Eisenhower (a man NOT thought of as a weak-kneed liberal in his day, though he certainly would be described that way today by the Conservative Republitards who love war and money to the exclusion of everything else) warned of the Military Industrial Complex.

    But the Military Industrial Complex he feared was basically a street vendor’s pushcart compared to what we have today. I don’t want to hear a Republitard say ANYTHING about “welfare” when their war machine / jobs program is the biggest single suckling on the budgetary tit.

    • Liam_McGonagle

      This graphic portrays a parasitic subculture held together by perceived common interest.  As a preliminary thought experiment, or even just as a lark to amuse ourselves, it could be fer-real entertainment to imagine a scenario where they were suddenly seized by a rabid paranoia against their co-conspirators.  The genre has precedent enough in the wider world of art and literature–”Treasure of the Sierra Madres”, “Lord of the Rings”, “The Box”, etc., etc.

      Could it not be brought to bear more directly on this chart?

    • Diehard

      Eisenhower never actually served in combat. What the fuck did he actually know? He drew the war out longer than it should have lasted and sold the Polish into Russian slavery because he was a weak willed political nanny. There is nothing wrong corporations working together.

      • GoodDoktorBad

        What the fuck did YOU actually know? You’re all bluster…STFU

      • Hadrian999

        it’s funny how many right wing tough guys like to say they fight for our freedoms then try to shut you up if u actually try to use your freedoms.

  • Anonymous

    This graphic portrays a parasitic subculture held together by perceived common interest.  As a preliminary thought experiment, or even just as a lark to amuse ourselves, it could be fer-real entertainment to imagine a scenario where they were suddenly seized by a rabid paranoia against their co-conspirators.  The genre has precedent enough in the wider world of art and literature–”Treasure of the Sierra Madres”, “Lord of the Rings”, “The Box”, etc., etc.

    Could it not be brought to bear more directly on this chart?

  • BuzzCoastin

    This really isn’t a story and is primarily disinformation, because as Nunzio X has pointed out, the machinations of the Military-Industrial-Bankster Complex have been widely publicized for over 50 years now.A news worthy story would how to stop these corporate criminals from hijacking the republic for commercial purposes. Since the US is a purported “democracy” it therefore follows that the people of the US sanction this kind of governemnt and that it weill continue until they decide otherwise. But hey, they got Osama!

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    This really isn’t a story and is primarily disinformation, because as Nunzio X has pointed out, the machinations of the Military-Industrial-Bankster Complex have been widely publicized for over 50 years now.A news worthy story would how to stop these corporate criminals from hijacking the republic for commercial purposes. Since the US is a purported “democracy” it therefore follows that the people of the US sanction this kind of governemnt and that it weill continue until they decide otherwise. But hey, they got Osama!

  • Diehard

    Eisenhower never actually served in combat. What the fuck did he actually know? He drew the war out longer than it should have lasted and sold the Polish into Russian slavery because he was a weak willed political nanny. There is nothing wrong corporations working together.

  • Anonymous

    What the fuck did YOU actually know? You’re all bluster…STFU

  • Bud1958

    How many of you have had the enemies blood splattered all over you from blowing there head off from close order combat then shut up about who has done what in the time of war in reference to President (General)  Eisenhower  
     
    A gentleman needs not to curse it only shows a lack of education and besides I have found that a fist full of knuckles in the mouth has always help me to get my point across very well for me and one would argue that this is not the actions of a gentleman neither fighting and I would have to agree however a really man will stand his ground without compromising. I think it is time for the men to start standing up and kick some butt some real men to stand shoulder to shoulder       

  • Bud1958

    How many of you have had the enemies blood splattered all over you from blowing there head off from close order combat then shut up about who has done what in the time of war in reference to President (General)  Eisenhower  
     
    A gentleman needs not to curse it only shows a lack of education and besides I have found that a fist full of knuckles in the mouth has always help me to get my point across very well for me and one would argue that this is not the actions of a gentleman neither fighting and I would have to agree however a really man will stand his ground without compromising. I think it is time for the men to start standing up and kick some butt some real men to stand shoulder to shoulder       

  • Hadrian999

    it’s funny how many right wing tough guys like to say they fight for our freedoms then try to shut you up if u actually try to use your freedoms.

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