Last edited by xile; 2011-09-21 at 10:39 PM.
U.S. paid $1 million to ship two 19-cent washers
The U.S. Defense Department said on Thursday that a flawed system designed to rush supplies to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan let a small-parts supplier improperly collect $998,798.38 to ship two 19-cent washers
Leaked Audit: Boeing Overcharged Army Up to 177,000 Percent on Helicopter Spare Parts
$644.75 for a small gear smaller than a dime that sells for $12.51: more than a 5,100 percent increase in price. $1,678.61 for another tiny part, also smaller than a dime, that could have been bought within DoD for $7.71: a 21,000 percent increase. $71.01 for a straight, thin metal pin that DoD had on hand, unused by the tens of thousands, for 4 cents: an increase of over 177,000 percent.
Last edited by Diurdi; 2011-09-21 at 10:46 PM.
As for the $16 muffin, you only need 1 person handmade to make it. Cost of like a batch of 12 muffins can potentially cost you less than $5, lets put it that way (restaurant / production prices, not our retail customer prices). It depends on what kind of ingredients and what not, but it only takes 1 or 2 people that know what they're doing so the labor cost isn't that high to begin with. Starch based products are VERY cheap in production. Pasta, potatoes, bread, and a lot of desserts are cheap in food cost. For desserts it varies on what type and how elaborate the design may potentially be, not the food cost itself. For muffins though... they're really not that special to deserve that attention.
I don't care why the muffins cost $16, but why are my tax dollars paying for them? Buy your own damn food.
This is a bias article as it looks for wasteful government spending in places you consider GOVERNMENT. How about looking at misordered supplies or failed experiments in labs at universities around the country? I'm an immunologist and i've waste thousands of taxpayer dollars on experiments that didn't work. Once when we meant to order a roll of tin foil, we ordered a case by accident. That could all be considered 'wasteful' spending as well. But this article just focuses on foodstuffs bought by people working for the GOVERNMENT. omg! wasteful! /facepalm
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and actually it's people under 30 that support Obama
Last edited by stabetha; 2011-09-21 at 11:12 PM.
The issue isn't a 16 dollar muffin. I mean would anybody judge you or me for buying one if we did it on our own cash? No.
But these people are spending extravagant sums or at least wasteful sums from a budget that was meant to be spent on a "necessity only" basis.
They haven't earned it, they are keeping their own salary for themselves and spending tax-produced money on their personal capricious cravings.
You have to earn comfort and luxury, not create it by taking money that was given to you out of trust.
- Looks like they took him to some bolt hole in the Wounded Coast.
- I wonder if it's near the Injured Cliffs? Or the Limping Hills? Massive-Head-Trauma-Bay? No? Just me? *sigh* Forget I said anything.
As to your Obama statement I could seriously care less. The kid who I quoted is obviously an immature moron with no idea what he is talking about. Probably just another bigot hating on the president because he is black. Either that or he is another moron that thinks a new president is supposed to be a reset button. Not my problem if people are too stupid to realize there is NO MAN in the world able to fix the shitstorm Bush left behind in one term in office.
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There are a lot of posts rationalizing the costs of these foods. We get it. The thing you're missing is why. Just because you can pay $16 for a muffin doesn't mean you should.
Think of all the dead when they stampede for the newest helicopter.I would love to see the buyers from walmart put in charge of the goverments money. Shit would be fixed real quick because of how shrewd they are.
For $16 a muffin, those better be space muffins with a gram of dank in each one!