Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Military Industrial Heather Complex

The Washington Post has the goods on the sweetheart deals between the defense industry giant Lockheed Martin with other war profiteers and former Congresswoman Heather Wilson who is now working out of state as the President of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.  That is a training ground of sorts for the extractive industries.

The Post says that Wilson was paid $450,000 for work that could not be verified by the Federal Government.  That is not chump change.  It might be payback for the once cheerleader for the bush/cheney administration's war mania.  Those defense industries were the only winners in Iraq.

Read about it here.

On another issue this is good news.

I am still earning money every month from my solar panels.  I haven't had to pay an electric bill in four years now and have had about $3000 in payments from PNM for my sales of power to the Grid.  I have 16 panels on the roof.


Bubba Muntzer said...

Ha, I read the Washington Post story about Heather. The first comment on the list: "we need to knock some kids off food stamps to allow more republican hacks to feed at the government trough."

How far the great fall. From the halls of power to teaching Iowa farm boys how to swing a pick axe.

Anonymous said...

Well, at least Heather is a hot topic now -- something that eluded her when she was a candidate for office. Kudos to the New Mexico AP correspondent, Jeri Clausing for breaking the story. Jeri also broke the news about Attorney General King investigating Mary Han's death). Our local media? Zero

Anonymous said...

I would like to see if the Albuquerque Journal will cover this on the front page or bury it somewhere. Don't forget Jay Hone still works for Gov Martinez as head of the general services department. So, while the Journal may not care about offending Wilson any longer, the editors certainly have gone the extra mile to protect the Governor from any news that would reflect badly on her abilities to govern. That said, maybe they will have a quote from the Governor distancing herself from Wilson altogether.