posted on Oct, 31 2005 @ 07:03 AM
Originally posted by ghost
I've come to a chilling conclusion.
The Pentagon practices it's own form of socialism! That's right, they aren't giving out contracts based on quality of work or contractor
reliability, but on some other system! .........
I though compatition was the whole idea behind Capitalism!
What is this, scoialism in America?
one response could be....
there is competition- - - in a 'one-step-removed' sense
the favoritism by the Defense Dept, or as some see it 'Doleing out Work'
is just the fascists way of insuring that there is more than 1 Corporation which has the infrastructure and capacity & diversity to accomplish
'Projects' needed by the Pentagon +Defense Dept +DARPA, et al.
besides, between Lockheed, Boeing, Rockwell, Haliburton and the others'
a whole bunch of sub-systems are divied-up...there's no such thing as One Corporate Provider of a 'Project'...but there IS a single Corporation
which acts as the Project Manager and holds reign over the other sub-contractors & is the 'accountable party' when something-goes-wrong
(i.e. cost overruns or delayed delivery)
It's in the Feds interest to 'rotate' contracts, and give all qualified parties a piece-of-the-pie...the policy of 'managed selection process'
insures only limited layoffs...
a diverse geography in sites producing DefenseDept 'deterrents'...
does not concentrate power & influence of the DefenseIndustry...
To really answer the charges
would take a page or three to present, imo