posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 11:38 AM
Thanks for the replies reficul , seedofchucky, beauty from pain for the replies. I can tell that we share a similar view on this
Star for each of you.
@ palg1, I agree less with your comment, yet I still respect your input. Your reply was well thought out and made some good points. I thank you for
sharing your point of view. I give you a star too
One of the points you made caught my attention. Perhaps I can get your opinion on this when you get the chance?
You mentioned the always feared downsizing in the budget (federal I am assuming). I remember when my father worked in a government building. They
would throw out perfectly good equipment each year just so they can buy new stuff the next year. If they don't spend their whole budget they would
get less the next year. This was during the early to mid 90s so I am sure things have changed a lot since then.
I am wondering if Harper and the rest of them are using this as an excuse to beef up the budget. Of course there is always the possibility that this
is purely innocent. And they are trying to get this done as effectively as possible. I didn't make the connection of spending 20 million to save 40
billion until you mentioned it. That being said, as I and other members have stated, it is our elected official's job to do this. They get paid good
money to do a certain job. Each of them has a job description. Someone along they way has "passed the buck" and made it seem that we require outside
firms to do our work. I can tell we won't totally agree on this, but I am interested in your opinion on this since you are what we can call an