Tuesday, March 06, 2007

What a combo!

On PBS's NewsHour tonight:
The first three items are: Lying, corruption and incompetence, and corruption.

Re corruption at Walter Reed, see this: (via John Cole): (excerpts, emp add)
"We have learned that in January 2006, Walter Reed awarded a five-year $120 million contract to a company called IAP Worldwide Services for base operations support services, including facilities management," Waxman continues. "IAP is one of the companies that experienced problems delivering ice during the response to Hurricane Katrina."

Before the contract, over 300 federal employees provided facilities management services at Walter Reed, according to the memorandum, but that number dropped to less than 60 the day before IAP took over.

A year ago, the Government Accountability Office ... dismissed a protest filed on behalf of employees at the Army’s Walter Reed Medical Center, ruling that the employee group had no standing to challenge the outcome of a public-private job competition ...

While the initial employee bid was $7 million less than that of IAP Worldwide Services, a mid-stream solicitation change resulted in a recalculation of the bids by all parties and in IAP’s bid coming in $7 million lower ...


I don't think there was any incompetence involved in the privitization of Walter Reed. The purpose was to make a profit for a private company.
In fact I think the Bush administration has proved to be extrordinarily competent in their mission. They have shrunk the govermnent, turned it inside out and upside down and created a megatheocorporatocracy.
If the mission was to invade Iraq, then the mission accomplished banner was correct. If the mission was to create a two class system in the US, then the tax cuts and deficit financing was correct. You see where I'm going with this.

By Blogger the bewilderness, at 3/07/2007 4:32 PM  

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