Intel Contractors Give Millions to Lawmakers Overseeing Government Surveillance

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  1. poncho

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    In response to documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward J. Snowden, the congressional committees in charge of overseeing the government's intelligence operations have come to the defense of the surveillance and data collection programs, and the agencies that administer them. The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence have rejected attempts to reform the programs while advancing legislation to bolster their legal status and providing a funding boost to the National Security Agency (NSA) to protect their secrecy.

    The U.S. intelligence budget for 2013 is $52.6 billion. According to the Washington Post, "top secret spending" is divided into four main spending categories: data collection, data analysis, management, facilities and support, and data processing and exploitation. Seventy percent of the intelligence budget is used to pay private contractors. Several of the companies receiving intelligence contracts are major donors to members of the intelligence committees, including L-3 Communications, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Honeywell International.


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    And there are still some people here that believe the government is in control of the corporations. :rolleyes:

    Where I come from the people doing the "steppin and fetchin" for someone else for a reward ain't the boss.
     
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    TOP 20 INTELLIGENCE SERVICES CONTRACTORS
    CONTRIBUTIONS TO CONGRESSIONAL INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEES

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    Grand Total $2,192,055 $1,514,596 $3,706,651

    Our government is like a brothel almost everyone in it can be bought for a price.

    Which is the greater, the hand that gives or the hand that receives?
     
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    Sorry, poncho; the first thing that ran through my head was, "well, duh!"
     
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    Name one. And provide a link to a statement supporting your allegation by person(s) you list.
     
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    I know it's not like you have to have a gifted insight or anything to see it.
     

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