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Old 05-11-2012, 05:12 PM
 
Location: NC
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This Is Not a Joke: Government Issues Study of a Study About Studies - ABC News

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The Pentagon was inundated with so many studies in 2010 that it commissioned a study to determined how much it cost to produce all those studies.

Now the Government Accountability Office has reviewed the Pentagon’s study and concluded in a report this week that it’s a flop.
Taxpayer dollars at work *insert facepalm icon here*

YES, MOOOOOORRR BIGGG GUBMINT...
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Old 05-11-2012, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I don't see the problem.

[simple accountability or do you not want the government accountable?]
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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It's hard to throw away trillions of dollars you know, eventually they run just have to start paying for things two or three times to get rid of all those tax dollars.
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:39 PM
 
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I don't see the problem.

[simple accountability or do you not want the government accountable?]
The same govt that keeps misplacing trillions?
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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The same govt that keeps misplacing trillions?
You mean wasted. And, yes.

[if we're going to misplace it, we should at least know where it is being wasted]
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:18 AM
 
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This Is Not a Joke: Government Issues Study of a Study About Studies - ABC News



Taxpayer dollars at work *insert facepalm icon here*

YES, MOOOOOORRR BIGGG GUBMINT...
So you're saying the government should not have an agency that audits the government?
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Old 05-12-2012, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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So you're saying the government should not have an agency that audits the government?
But why did the Pentagon need to have a study to see how much they spend on studies when that info is already available since they have to account for the money they spend ?

The study of studies by the Pentagon was a waste of money as pointed out by the GAO.

In any other business it would have been a phone call to accounting with "Hey Joe, how much do we spend on studies?".
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:07 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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I don't see the problem.

[simple accountability or do you not want the government accountable?]


If it's not there in the first place, creating more problems than it helps....

The solution is, to get rid of government micro managing our lives for us.
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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This Is Not a Joke: Government Issues Study of a Study About Studies - ABC News



Taxpayer dollars at work *insert facepalm icon here*

YES, MOOOOOORRR BIGGG GUBMINT...
Actually, it's worse because GAO also did a study/audit so it's a study of the studiers doing a study on studies.
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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After a major elevated roadway was damaged in an earthquake here in the Seattle region, the studiers went to work. At one point, one group was studying various options on how to tear down the structure. Another $100,000 study was being done on how to have it declared a landmark and presumably leave it up forever.
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