When the real issue is these idiots are paying $700 for a replacement part the size of a dime that only cost 4 cents to manufactuere and for parts the DOD already has sitting in the Warehouse.
This is why America is in trouble. Stupid fucking Republicans who keep the cycle going so THEY can make money of the Middle Class. We are still in Iraq and Afghanistant and hundreds of other Countries just to keep Boeing and other Corporations in business.
Not sure why any Middle Class American would vote Republican. And the funny thing is, all these inbred hicks from the South living off the Governemnet are the ones parading around showing their support for the Republicans. Freaking idiots.
$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.
Taxpayers were massively overcharged in dozens of transactions between the Army and Boeing for helicopter spare parts, according to a full, unredacted Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG) audit that POGO is making public for the first time. The overcharges range from 33.3 percent to 177,475 percent for mundane parts, resulting in millions of dollars in overspending.