The Original American Malcontent

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Monday, December 12, 2005

The Spoils of War

In my last post I listed everyone who was awarded contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan; here I take it a step further and compare those contracts with campaign contributions.

Not everyone that made political contributions were awarded contracts, but an overwhelming amount did. For the others, indeed for each of these contractors you will definitly find direct ties to government officials or agencies - for instance one guy has a company that he and his wife used to co-own - even though it was described as a woman owned company - she now works for the Pentagon and the company is in now soley his name - now to think that his family isn't profitting from that relationship is just silly, even if she doesn't have a personal conflict of interest. Ah semantics.

Interestingly enough some corporations didn't quite get the hang of it; Dell for instance contributed more than it received in contributions - I guess they are banking on futures.

All in all these contractors made close to a 39 billion dollar return on their investment in political campaigns. He'll the politicians are undercharging. My next task will be more daunting - I'm going to have to compare the individual stock portfolios of damn near every member of Congress, the Senate and the administration to see where they line up.

Contract Amount
Campaign Contribution
Return on their Investment
Kellogg, Brown & Root (Halliburton)
$11,431,000,000.00
$2,379,792.00
$11,428,620,208.00
Parsons Corp.
$5,286,136,252.00
$1,403,508.00
$5,284,732,744.00
Fluor Corp.
$3,754,964,295.00
$3,624,173.00
$3,751,340,122.00
Washington Group International
$3,133,078,193.00
$1,185,232.00
$3,131,892,961.00
Bechtel Group Inc.
$2,829,833,859.00
$3,310,102.00
$2,826,523,757.00
Perini Corporation
$2,525,000,000.00
$119,000.00
$2,524,881,000.00
Contrack International Inc.
$2,325,000,000.00
$2,000.00
$2,324,998,000.00
Tetra Tech Inc.
$1,541,947,671.00
$223,770.00
$1,541,723,901.00
USA Environmental Inc.
$1,541,947,671.00
$1,450.00
$1,541,946,221.00
Zapata Engineering
$1,478,838,958.00
$500.00
$1,478,838,458.00
International American Products Inc.
$628,421,252.00
$2,500.00
$628,418,752.00
Research Triangle Institute
$466,070,508.00
$1,950.00
$466,068,558.00
Louis Berger Group
$327,671,364.00
$212,456.00
$327,458,908.00
BearingPoint Inc.
$304,262,668.00
$4,949,139.00
$299,313,529.00
Creative Associates International Inc.
$273,539,368.00
$10,300.00
$273,529,068.00
Readiness Management Support LC (Johnson Controls Inc.)
$214,757,447.00
$464,995.00
$214,292,452.00
Chemonics International Inc.
$167,759,000.00
$24,350.00
$167,734,650.00
Science Applications International Corp.
$159,304,219.00
$4,704,909.00
$154,599,310.00
DynCorp (Computer Sciences Corp.)
$93,689,421.00
$1,218,944.00
$92,470,477.00
Raytheon Aerospace LLC
$91,096,464.00
$89,645.00
$91,006,819.00
EOD Technology Inc.
$71,900,000.00
$670.00
$71,899,330.00
Development Alternatives Inc.
$49,117,857.00
$4,647.00
$49,113,210.00
Vinnell Corporation (Northrop Grumman)
$48,074,442.00
$8,517,247.00
$39,557,195.00
Abt Associates Inc.
$43,818,278.00
$14,600.00
$43,803,678.00
International Resources Group
$39,230,000.00
$3,830.00
$39,226,170.00
Ronco Consulting Corporation
$26,131,923.00
$1,750.00
$26,130,173.00
World Fuel Services Corp.
$19,762,792.00
$7,100.00
$19,755,692.00
Stevedoring Services of America
$14,318,895.00
$18,675.00
$14,300,220.00
General Electric Company
$8,525,498.00
$8,843,884.00
-$318,386.00
Liberty Shipping Group Ltd.
$7,300,000.00
$136,560.00
$7,163,440.00
TECO Ocean Shipping Co.
$7,200,000.00
$1,217,587.00
$5,982,413.00
University of Nebraska at Omaha
$7,072,468.00
$650.00
$7,071,818.00
PAE Government Services Inc.
$7,007,158.00
$3,000.00
$7,004,158.00
Anteon International Corporation
$6,800,000.00
$10,575.00
$6,789,425.00
American President Lines Ltd.
$5,000,000.00
$2,185,303.00
$2,814,697.00
Ocean Bulkships Inc.
$5,000,000.00
$95,200.00
$4,904,800.00
United Defense Industries, L.P.
$4,500,000.00
$1,076,006.00
$3,423,994.00
Sealift Inc.
$4,000,000.00
$77,374.00
$3,922,626.00
MZM Inc.
$3,640,896.00
$78,751.00
$3,562,145.00
Camp Dresser & McKee Inc.
$1,700,000.00
$9,900.00
$1,690,100.00
Red River Computer Company
$972,592.00
$300.00
$972,292.00
DHS Logistics Company
$601,497.00
$5,500.00
$595,997.00
Dell Marketing L.P.
$513,678.00
$1,774,971.00
-$1,261,293.00
Unisys Corporation
$435,000.00
$626,239.00
-$191,239.00
Sodexho Inc.
$324,120.00
$25,632.00
$298,488.00
Force 3
$274,651.00
$1,050.00
$273,601.00
EGL Eagle Global Logistics
$111,000.00
$7,660.00
$103,340.00
John S. Connor Inc.
$34,153.00
$1,750.00
$32,403.00
Logenix International L.L.C.
$29,000.00
$250.00
$28,750.00
Landstar Express America Inc.
$24,396.00
$21,605.00
$2,791.00
Mediterranean Shipping Company
$13,000.00
$9,375.00
$3,625.00

Total Contracts $38,957,751,904.00
Total Contributions $48,706,356.00
Total Return $38,909,045,548.00

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