May 25th, 2009

yellow_elephant

Those Majikal Cost Savings...

Back in the 80's it was merely a matter of outsourcing members of the armed forces to outside contractors. Which in real terms meant things like paying the same guy, but as a civilian contractor, four times the salary, plus overhead, while losing that sailor as a member of the USN available for other duties as tasked....

Then come the EVILS of the Clinton administration and we lost much of the intelligence community to similar outsourcing... So how exactly is this a cost saving process when we jack up the price per head by four???

And how exactly are these profit centers to begin with.....

Or is that the really bad ugly here, the DOD and Intelligence communities were always the welfare queens through whom cash was shipped to the private sector, which became the captive toadies of this evil socialist welfare state model....

So when the whining snivellers say that they do not support Socialism, is that really just liberal code word for their stabbing the troops in the back?
yellow_elephant

Will Pandering Reform work with the full DOD and DNI?

Given the four plus times costs of getting private contractors do what soldiers and sailors, and now the bulk of the Intelligecne community, use to do. Should americans look at the folly of Pandering Reform as a real step in any direction, or more of the same old hide the salomi game?
The bill would institute independent assessment of how weapons are acquired, increasing oversight and transparency of programs that are prone to bloated costs and deadline overruns.

Along with the Senate's 93-0 vote, a similar measure was approved by the House Armed Services Committee on Thursday by a vote of 59-0.

"What we've lacked is the discipline. We've lacked somebody with clout inside the system who can put an end to or reduce significantly these cost overruns," he said.


One aspect of the proposed changes would be the creation of a director of independent cost assessment who would report directly to the secretary of defense. The bill also would require that a contract be stopped and reassessed if the cost rose to 50 percent above the original estimate.</i>
[ cf Military procurement reform sweeps through Senate ]
What if it were just time to admit that we wagged the dog till it just tinkled all over the place....

And now it is time to resolve IF we want to be the world police force, or can we settle back and quietly hunt for enemies of the state domestically and be happy with what we find and torture out of them????

You know we can do that for a whole lot less. Why we could even just hire the fox news network to be both the intelligence community AND the whole Department of Defense, as well as Kommisarriate of State Security....

Just think of all of the tax revenue we could save ourselves....

I mean, would Kommunists in the kremlin attack america if they know the Attack Ambush Journalism of Fox News was going to be unleashed on some one, and maybe even someone related to the attack, or the kremlin, or america!!!

And that would be good enough for the money that we would raise from Fox News for getting the change to be the Wholy Trilogy of National Security....