Profiteering Quotes

Quotes tagged as "profiteering" (showing 1-6 of 6)
Abraham Lincoln
“Congressmen who willfully take action during wartime that damages morale and undermine the military are saboteurs and should be arrested, exiled, or hung”
Abraham Lincoln

Naomi Klein
“Either greed belongs in a war zone, or it doesn't. You can't unleash it in the name of sparking an economic boom and then be shocked when Halliburton overcharges for everything from towels to gas, when Parsons' sub, sub, sub-contractor builds a police academy where the pipes drip raw sewage on the heads of army cadets and where Blackwater investigates itself and finds it acted honorably. That's just corporations doing what they do and Iraq is a privatized war zone so that's what you get. Build a frontier, you get cowboys and robber barons.”
Naomi Klein

“Endangering human life for profit should be a universal crime.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Henry V. O'Neil
“Your people sell the weapons. My people use them.”
Henry V. O'Neil, CHOP Line

“War is the rich old men's favorite spectator sport. They dream of these for young foolish men to die in aimlessly; it makes them feel like a God and they get to make a killing off of it too.”
Mamur Mustapha

Jacqueline Winspear
Where there's muck, there's brass. That was it. ... A simple line, an aphorism, that seemed to suggest the selling of manure. But it had a meaning that went so much deeper, alluding to the fact that where you find filth - where you find dirt; where you find the detritus of life - you'll also discover someone making a profit. Much money can be made from the most dirty jobs. Muck and money go together. That was another one. And it occurred to her that in her lifetime she had seen nothing more filthy than war itself.”
Jacqueline Winspear, To Die but Once