When I heard about the big increase in security on the Mexican Border, I immediately expected Haliburton & it subsidiaries to get a lion share of the contracts, which will probably be no bid. Remember when they got most of the Iraq stuff, we were told then that they have the capability to respond quickly and have the equipment to get the job done...fast forward to Cheney's stock portfolio, increasing geometrically...anyways here is the story I expected... http://msnbc.msn.com/id/12911634 Two big and controversial corporate names -- Halliburton and Bechtel -- could benefit from mammoth increases in federal spending on border security. Federal and state efforts to bolster porous border security include plans for increased security infrastructure, expanded use of technology, including radar. Other plans include construction of more prison beds, and additional law enforcement operations, security roads and improved employment verification systems and ports of entry. That will mean billions of dollars in border-related contract opportunities for defense, technology and other government contractors. A substantial number of border security contracts are expected to go to major contractors -- including big infrastructure, construction and contract management experts such as Halliburton Co. and Bechtel Corp. "It's the big boys that will benefit from this," said Congressman Ed Pastor, a Phoenix Democrat. "Most of the big contracts are going to go out to the Halliburtons and Bechtels."