Monday, June 27, 2005

Double Whammy - Our Tax Dollars at Waste

Talk about dumber than a box of rocks!

The IRS has decided to award notoriously leaky Squaliforme data broker ChoicePoint a contract as it's public record provider.

The firm that has routinely demonstrated its gluttony for snooping-and-selling also announced it wasn't going to be making as much money from selling private information about everyone to some of its previous client base. About $20M less.

Instead, and almost simultaneously, the announcement of the IRS contract comes out. And guess how much that contract is worth? $20M.

Nice for ChoicePoint to have friends in high places in Washington. Friends with almost unlimited power and of course, lots and lots of OUR money to play with so they can have instant access to dig around into our formerly private lives.

Even if they are dumber than a box of rocks, they sure knew when to come to the rescue of a wounded Squaliforme.

The Honorable Judge Roy Bean

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