Halliburton


When Dick Cheney stepped down as CEO of Halliburton to run with George Bush, he received a 33.7 million dollar package. On top of this, he caved to public pressure, selling 30┬ámillion┬ádollars in stock options. During Cheney’s time as CEO, the number of subsidiary companies set up in off shore tax havens went from 9 to 44. One subsidiary named Halliburton Products and Services Ltd.,was set up in the Caymen Islands, as a way to avoid U.S. sanctions on doing business with Iran. During the same period, federal taxes paid by Halliburton went from over 300 to 85 million dollars a year. As hard as I ponder, I find it hard to swallow Cheney’s statement – ” the government has absolutely nothing to do ” with his or Halliburton’s financial success.

http://www.halliburtonwatch.org/about_hal/chronology.html

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