Sikorsky Blackhawk parts surpass gold in value!

What happens when DoD gets green light to spend, spend, spend? They spend way over what things really cost and contractors laugh all the way to bank. Ya think someone is padding retirement jobs after leaving DoD procurement jobs?

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More Spare Parts Horror Stories: This Time It’s Sikorsky

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The Department of Defense Inspector General (DoD IG) has struck again. After a hard hitting audit report earlier this year on overpriced helicopter spare parts supplied by Boeing, the DoD IG yesterday issued an executive summary on overpriced spare parts for Blackhawk helicopters from Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation. In sum, “Sikorsky charged the Army $11.8 million or 51.4 percent more ($34.7 million versus $22.9 million) than fair and reasonable prices for 28 parts.”

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The worst government corporations can buy?

75% of the members of the “super” committee are holding fund raisers while trying to figure out how to fix the Federal budget and the American economy. Well, I’d say the fix is in – wouldn’t you. What will it take to wake these folks up that the whole world is watching and are being sickened by what they see!?!

Get a grip and get outside of your money box!

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The Influence Industry: Supercommittee members are lining up fundraisers

Just hours before the first organizational meeting of the budget-cutting “supercommittee,” Republican member Dave Camp was scheduled to hold a fundraiser for his congressional campaign.

Camp is among at least nine members of the 12-member supercommittee who have scheduled fundraisers this fall, putting them in a position to take money from industry donors at the same time they are helping to decide what to cut from government spending.

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