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  •  They are called Special Appointees (12+ / 0-)

    they troll the marketplace for these people, offering these lucrative positiions (over 350K a year) to their friends.  

    At the IRS when I was there there were a couple that didn't even know what IT stood for, but they rant the joint.  

    The goal of these Special Hires is always to make sure the preferred company gets the contract.  

    I saw one of the "preferred" companies do nothing but collect 10 million dollars from the IRS, and produced NOTHING.

    When I raised the issue, moved off the project.  I still have the reports that break this out.  I confronted the lead consultant, it was for another company, I can' not put the name here for fear of legal reprisal.  they are considered the IRS's protectors, guardians, and here I was faced with an entire team of people who either refused to do their jobs, or did Nothing at all. and collected 65 + an hour to do it.  

    Then the IRS Director told me well "Money is no object"

    IT IS TO ME, THOSE ARE MY TAX DOLLARS

    •  But it says "without compensation" so how do (0+ / 0-)

      they get paid?

      We Changed The Course! Now we must hold their feet to the fire.

      by hcc in VA on Tue Sep 18, 2007 at 08:20:25 AM PDT

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      •  They Are Gate Keepers For Sole Source Contracts (2+ / 0-)

        They send their pals sole source defense contracts which can be nothing but scams, like the company that charged the Army $1,000,000 for two 29 cent washers.

        •  Oh come on, that would be corrupt n/t (2+ / 0-)
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          We Changed The Course! Now we must hold their feet to the fire.

          by hcc in VA on Tue Sep 18, 2007 at 08:58:53 AM PDT

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          •  "Emergency" Lets Agencies Waive Procurement Rules (0+ / 0-)

            Legally, there have been no procurement rules since 911 and the pigs have been at the trough ever since.

            •  Was it actually "declared?" n/t (0+ / 0-)

              We Changed The Course! Now we must hold their feet to the fire.

              by hcc in VA on Tue Sep 18, 2007 at 10:18:13 AM PDT

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            •  Almost, I posted the process in here (0+ / 0-)

              before, it is all about having a contract vehicle.  

              Special Appointees, are paid by Consulting agencies, those body shops then charge the Agency plus overhead, it is a great racket.

              http://www.dailykos.com/...

              the money machine that runs Washington is something I am intimately familiar with.  The dinners, golf outings, cigar bars and worse.  The men who now stand in front of you espousing moral values taking money in titty bars from a select group of consultants. Notice I did NOT say PAC, I said consultant. Then coming out and talking family values, all the while making arrangements of the war for profit.

              Is this what we as democrats want in our politicians?  Is it really?

              Let me be clear I am not one of the money pushers I am one of the ones they wine and dine.  I have been to dinners that cost over 15,000 for only a few of us, and I refuse to go to anymore.

              But that money, is oh so tempting. How do you walk away from the offer of a million dollar boat?  walk away from the offer to double your salary, if only that contract could be signed?  how?

              That is the dilemma that faces our candidates every day. And I have faced myself.  

              See if I become your best friend, and "school" you in the ways of the Washington world, then help you here and there.  Get the right answers for you, get the resources you need to do your job well, offer for free information and people who can make you a star.  You will always think of me first, and that is all I really want, to be your friend.

              How could you not think of me as a friend?  I invite you to my boat, to my house, offer advice and work very hard at making you successful.  I will do whatever it takes to get you, my contract administrator, what you need.  

              then comes the second part, the part I think most people just either don't know or don't want to admit to knowing. Once I become your friend you help me get my first contract vehicle.  that is what they are called, contract vehicles. Once I have the first contract vehicle, the rest is easy.

              Contract vehicle may not be a common term, but anyone who bids and competes for government work, all know the term very well.

      •  They are compensated (0+ / 0-)

        through private funding.

        Read that as slush funds

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