Friday, March 24, 2006

Fortunate Sons and Uncles

Just a quick couple links via News from Underground. First up, Barbara Bush came out all generous for those po' folks who were shuffled off to Houston after Katrina. She donated an "undisclosed amount of money" for educational programs for hurricane victims. Not unexpectedly, she specified that part of that donation was earmarked for a company called Ignite, an educational software company. Ignite is owned by one of her fortunate sons, Neil Bush.

And George Bush's uncle, William Bush, perhaps sensing an tailing off of war profiteering, has just cashed out on war profits and is making off with some $2.7 million in cash and stocks from the sale of Engineered Support Systems. One of the no-bid contracts Uncle Bush's company had: retrofitting vehicles with upgraded armour, a project that has been bungled from the start. But not the profits. The profits have been doing quite well.

No matter what the disaster, Bushes just keep on making money.


Blogger The Misanthrope said...

They keep making money on the backs of the less fortunate.

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