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ZubZero
08-01-2011, 08:29 PM
Do you know what an average student has to pay each year on college fee's?
Watch this documentary and decide for yourself. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpZtX32sKVE
Is this the largest scam in the U.S.A.? Or do you know bigger ones?

Chance
08-01-2011, 10:28 PM
Do you know what an average student has to pay each year on college fee's?
Watch this documentary and decide for yourself. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpZtX32sKVE
Is this the largest scam in the U.S.A.? Or do you know bigger ones?

College loans, and tuition fees have long been a scam in the united states of america. It's also the only kind of debt you CANNOT get rid of by declaring bankruptcy. It will continue to destroy your credit your entire life, steal your tax money and at the end of it, tell you that you should have been able to afford our obviously overpriced tuition and loan fees. I don't think it's the LARGEST scam in the united states as that is OBVIOUSLY war profiteering.

war-related business to loss-making levels.


[edit] In the United StatesCriticism of companies such as Halliburton in the context of the Iraq war draw heavily on the stereotype of the businessman profiteer. Slogans relating to 'blood for oil' have a similar implication.

Steve Clemons, a senior fellow at the New America Foundation think tank, has accused former CIA Director James Woolsey of both profiting from and promoting the Iraq War.[6]

The Center for Public Integrity has reported that US Senator Dianne Feinstein and her husband, Richard Blum, are making millions of dollars from Iraq and Afghanistan contracts through his company, Perini.[7] Feinstein voted for the resolution giving President George W. Bush the authority to invade Iraq.

Indicted defense contractor Brent R. Wilkes was reported to be ecstatic when hearing that the United States was going to go to war with Iraq. “He and some of his top executives were really gung-ho about the war,” said a former employee. “Brent said this would create new opportunities for the company. He was really excited about doing business in the Middle East.”[8]

The War Profiteering Prevention Act of 2007 intended to create criminal penalties for war profiteers and others who exploit taxpayer-funded efforts in Iraq and elsewhere around the world.[9] War profiteering cases are often brought under the Civil False Claims Act, which was enacted in 1863 to combat war profiteering during the Civil War.[10]

Major General Smedley Butler, USMC, criticized war profiteering of U.S companies during World War I in War Is a Racket. He wrote about how some companies and corporations increase their earnings and profits by up to 1700% and how many companies willingly sold equipment and supplies to the U.S that had no relevant use in the war effort. In the book, Butler stated that "It has been estimated by statisticians and economists and researchers that the war cost your Uncle Sam $52,000,000,000. Of this sum, $39,000,000,000 was expended in the actual war period. This expenditure Yielded $16,000,000,000 in profits."[11]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_profiteering