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Originally posted by pplrnuts
Isnt it funny how the Tea Party and Conservative right wing screams on and on and on about cutting all the spending on services that directly benefit the hard working America folks whose TAXES PAID for anyways, yet they dont make a PEEP over stuff like this???? Funny, eh??
Then again, WHY would they be concerned over this? They are FUNDED by the WEALTHY to fight their fight and they dont GIVE A DAMN about anything that benefits the PEOPLE for which they PAID FOR IN TAXES ANYWAYS!!! WHAT A JOKE!!!
The wealthy dont need such benefits (SS, medicare, etc) and the Tea Party and Conservatives nicely display their TRUE INTENTIONS and whom they TRULY REPRESENT --- THE WEALTHY FOLKS!!
ANHAM FZCO was formed in 2004 through the convergence of three highly respected, world-wide investment and trade contracting groups with 80 years of successful experience: the Arab Supply and Trading Company ("ASTRA"), a Saudi Arabian conglomerate and contractor; HII-Finance, Corporation, a U.S. based investment group and international trade organization; and The Munir Sukhtian Group of Companies, a Jordanian investment and operating entity.
Hii Finance Investment Company, ANHAM FZCO Selected to Perform Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOCs) Throughout the South and Central Asia, Middle East and Northern Africa Regions
Vienna, VA - Hii Finance Corporation (www.hiifinance.com), a US based investment group and international trade organization, is very proud to announce that the U.S Army Corps of Engineers, on behalf of the Transatlantic Division and the Middle East District, has announced today that ANHAM FZCO - ICSS JV has been awarded Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOCs) supporting design-build and construction projects throughout the countries of U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility, which include Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, U.A.E., Uzbekistan, and Yemen.
"We are very pleased to have ANHAM FZCO selected by the USACE to provide high performance construction services and support throughout 20 countries in the Middle East," said Mr. A.H. Farouki, President and CEO of Hii Finance. He added, “We are most confident that we will continue to offer unparalleled quality of service and knowledge to this endeavor."
ANHAM FZCO – ICSS JV are joining their outstanding talents and experiences for this exciting and challenging endeavor which is expected to support multiple types of construction and design-build efforts. Examples of project types include, but are not limited to: design/build Dining Facilities, Equipment/Vehicle Maintenance Facilities, Operations Facilities, Command and Control Facilities, Communication Centers, Training Facilities, Cargo Handling Areas, Road Construction, and Water Treatment Facilities.
"ANHAM-ICSS JV's expertise with planning, implementing, and on time completion of projects continues to set us apart from the competition," said Mr. Farouki. "We are very proud to have been selected and for the opportunity to build upon ANHAM's reputation for delivering the best services at the best value, under some of the most challenging conditions in the world."
The task orders under this award can go up to $3.8 billion in work. The contract period of performance is a base of two calendar years from award and contains up to three one-year option years.
Originally posted by ANNED
I have worked government contracts as a electrician and been told repeataly to slowdown by union workers(i was non union)
Government contracts are Bacon Davis pay outside the contact bid.
My boss never complained to me though as we always made good money on change orders when the equipment did not work right because it was designed wrong by the government engineers.
Our problem was getting the contracts in the first place, we were a non union shop of all veterans and the owner was a disabled veteran business enterprise.
We had a 10 % advantage on all bid we placed and the government union supporters would try every trick to disqualify our bids.
Plus the union OWNED all the electrical supply houses in the area and sold to union companies at cost just so the union workers would get jobs.
Non union companies had to pay street cost for parts for contacts or buy from out of town suppliers.
Originally posted by sonofliberty1776
I have always suspected that those "overcharges" are how the government pays for black projects.
Originally posted by OuttaTime
reply to post by hillynilly
Yep. I touched on that earlier. Most of those operations have an annual budget to go by. If they set their budget too low, they screw themselves and run out of money months too early. If they set too high, they have to spend it. It's always in their best interest to overestimate their budget. And even when they do, they always raise their budget forecasts for the next year. So, every year, the overall budget grows exponentially, and they have to figure out how to dump it on the taxpayer shoulders. Well, they just do it, since it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission. That is, if they get caught. I wonder how many of those contractors are relatives to some govt ogre. Yes indeed, the govt is rotten corrupt, but there are also soulless opportunists who would equally screw you so he can make his multiple car payments, and send his equally soulless offspring to Yale (on your dime, of course).
The contractors invoice it, and the govt pays it, so both sides are equally as treasonous.
Originally posted by OuttaTime
reply to post by hillynilly
In order to fix the problem, you have to fix the mentality. Just like everything else, if there are no morals or ethics, the robberies will continue. People these days are motivated by self survival, while ignoring the other survival dynamics. This in turn forces the perpetuation of the self survival instinct. Once the morals and ethics are removed, it's so much easier to take advantage of others. Whistleblowers now face untelling repercussions, making it a life choice to right that which is wrong. If we continue to 'turn the other cheek' we will be overrun. And the tipping point is fast approaching. Govt and contractor budgets will only continue to get larger and more complicated. It's the nature of the beast, and unfortunately, it is their pattern.
I clicked around a bit at the DebtClock.org site and did a projection of current models approaching 2015. It indicates that our national debt will be just over $22 Trillion. I wonder how much federal fraud, waste, and abuse it will entail....