I don't know about deliberately not hiring, but I do think that they're only too willing to move jobs offshore.
As for Blackwater/XE and all the associated shell companies, I think that it wasn't really a secret that there were shell companies. The question is how much business are we doing with these people? Should we be hiring mercenaries anyway?
"Is anybody that runs a company honest?"
Well to do it right, one only needs to watch the best (see below).
Yeah, that must be it, or perhaps not. The way things are going the republicans have a very good chance of getting in even if, horrors, some evil corporations choose to hire a few people.
As somebody who has worked for and run several companies (small ones albeit), I find your take on this rather insulting and far too sweeping. There are honest people and dishonest people who run companies, large and small. Besides most companies are not in the business of renting out killers. In general, a successful company is most of the time run according to the rules. Not because the owners are angels, but because it makes the best business sense in the long run.
OTOH, companies that do virtually all their business for the government, and more so when it is for the covert departments of the government, are often anywhere from corrupt to very corrupt. It is unfortunate, but such is life.
Very well stated.
"Is anybody that runs a company honest?" A question like that is not worthy of a reply. You may as well ask "Are there any honest employees?"
>>OTOH, companies that do virtually all their business for the government, and more so when it is for the covert departments of the government, are often anywhere from corrupt to very corrupt. It is unfortunate, but such is life.<<
Quite honestly your comment above is as equally insulting as the one you were referring to yourself. Just how many of these company owners or every employees have you ever met or do you know personally to allow you to attempt to make such a sweeping generalization? I would venture to say most of them provide a valuable service in support of their country in an honorable way sacrificing far more by way of comfort and safety than ever come close to doing their entire lives. To disparage them in such a manner is wrong and mean. They have a thankless job--or so it would seem. I can completely empathize with the owner of Blackwater--he is a patriot.
It is an outrageous statement when you group them all together.
There are bad eggs in all industries. Just because one does business with the government, covert or not does in not way make them anymore likely to be corrupt than anyone else. If anything most of these companies were founded by veterans--patriots, service men/women who have spent their lives serving their nation.
You know--those corrupt military retirees.