cabinover wrote:Look at the manpower you see hanging around any state road work site holding the ground down with their shovels! Tell me you don't mind the waste going on there. Why do we need never less than 3 trucks on the side of the road to take care of one guardrail problem? It's more government inefficiency and wasted taxpayer's money.
The idea that having private industry do government work will somehow save taxpayer money is complete BS in that you have to factor in GREED! ( corporate greed will always cost more than government inefficiency ) Us taxpayers spent much more paying KBR, Blackwater & Haliburton for shoddy work in Iraq under the infamous "No Bid Contracts" than if we had joust let the Army Corps of engineers & the military do the work in the first place, & the work wouldn't be killing our GI's. KBR’s Shoddy Electrical Work Kills Troops Substantiated By Pentagon Investigation
By: Christy Hardin Smith Wednesday November 26, 2008 6:00 am
Accountability may be knocking for KBR after the negligent deaths of American servicepeople in Iraq.
We've had Sen. Byron Dorgan here at FDL, and highlighted a number of DPC hearings on the subject of KBR's shoddy electrical contracting work in Iraq.
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.KBR Wins $35M Pentagon Contract Despite Criminal Probe Into Electrocution Deaths
KIMBERLY HEFLING | February 7, 2009 10:59 AM EST | AP
WASHINGTON — Defense contractor KBR Inc. has been awarded a $35 million Pentagon contract involving major electrical work, even as it is under criminal investigation in the electrocution deaths of at least two U.S. soldiers in Iraq.
The announcement of the new KBR contract came just months after the Pentagon, in strongly worded correspondence obtained by The Associated Press, rejected the company's explanation of serious mistakes in Iraq and its proposed improvements. A senior Pentagon official, David J. Graff, cited the company's "continuing quality deficiencies" and said KBR executives were "not sufficiently in touch with the urgency or realities of what was actually occurring on the ground."