Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Party Rooster, May 21, 2012.
The $600,000 in lobbying tells me that they aren't selling these things on the merit of the product.
The military is embarrassingly inefficient when it comes to anything and everything except killing and logistics.
I bet you can repair the leaks with a quarter turn of a $5 wrench.
This makes me happy.
Yet raising taxes is the answer to solving our government's financial issues.
All areas of the government should be subject to audit by private companies. Simply pay them 10% of any costs they can cut while still maintaining the same level of service.
Nice. Raise my taxes some more to cover this shit.
Our fuckin gubbernment suck a cock.
Aren't leak pans purchased by the Army justified tax dollar usage per the Constitution :trollol:
Is this drip pan the size of the state of Rhode Island?
They could just change the seal on the one that leaked...
Well, they oughta listen to your advice with a user name like that! If anyone would know, it's OilyJillFart. Woohoo!!!!!!!!!
Yes, the government is highly inefficient, because of a few reasons
1. It's an over-sized bureaucracy with too many areas of involvement
2. Its leadership is appointed based on political not management skills
3. They tend to dole out favors for votes rather than act in the best interests of taxpayers.
If we limited it to only its most basic functions (national defense and law enforcement), it would become smaller and much easier to audit. If we also eliminated forced taxation and replaced it with voluntary contributions in exchange for citizenship, the right to vote and the right to run for office, that would be an incentive for politicians to act in the interests of the contributing citizens, rather than the general population. In other words, it would be an incentive to be more careful with money.
Was that your point when posting this, PartyCock, or were you just pointlessly bitching about a problem you have no solution for?
I doubt the military comes to Wackbag for operational assistance.. That'd be a hell of a news story.
Can't wait until the military starts buying them somewhere else and the same people whining now blame Republicans for killing the jobs at the expensive factory.
Lol, you have obviously never worked on helicopters! Here is a picture of the drip pans:
I was a helicopter hydraulicsman in the Marine Corps. This is such an enraging waste of money; helicopters leak everywhere. No one is dying because the drip pan is leaking.
I worked at a machine shop that did quite a bit of guvmint work. We had to make them a 1/2" deep well socket and it started with an off the shelf socket, then we followed their guidelines to centerless grind the body slightly, knurl the end, turn a groove, and put on an exotic finish. When done, that $3 socket cost, well, it cost a bunch. I'm betting a little bit of comparative shopping would have turned up a socket that would work off the shelf.
They should. There's a hell of a lot more
common sense used here.
Are they there for safety reasons or environmental ones?
Probably a little of both, but to be honest, half of our planes didn't even have drip pans. You don't really want hyd fluid and transmission oil dripping on the floor and making it slippery, or dripping on cargo, but it is more of an annoyance than anything else. It's definitely not for environmental reasons, because the drip pans that were actually installed had a tube that just drained to the outside of the helicopter and onto the ground.
The problem can clearly be solved with a set of 30 weight ball bearings and some gauze pads. A few quarts of anti-freeze would also help. Prestone...no, make that Quaker State.
Looks like somebody needs a refresher course.
It's only this bad because politicians can't keep their fucking snouts out.
Believe me, those fuckers have more seals than you'll ever keep up with. You should actually worry more on most military helicopters when they are NOT leaking somewhere, as it means the fluid is gone completely.
For once, it's not the greater government's fault (for the most part). The military has it's own internal politics. Shit would be even worse if they weren't being heavily overseen by Congress.
A lot of the blame has to go to the idiots that scream "you can't cut the military's budget! We're at war! You're unAmerican!!!!!!"
It's all ball bearings these days!!!!!