February 12, 2004

Please note the party affiliation in the following clip from "Defense Contractors Owe Billions in Unpaid Taxes, Investigation Finds" by Mary Dalrymple of The Associated Press in this morning's TBO:

"The Pentagon needs to start targeting more firepower on the management side on fraud and abuse in the system and go after the thousands of defense contractors that routinely renege on paying their taxes," said Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn.

The Senate Governmental Affairs Committee's investigations subcommittee reviewed the findings Thursday and members asked why the contractors hadn't been held accountable.

"Why is the Department of Defense, which is among the most sophisticated purchasers of goods and services of all federal departments, continuing to do business with these companies?" asked Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine.
Heh, heh! I think Susan knows the answer to that question, but I think there might be more rats deserting our sinking ship of state as November approaches.

This, and so many other stories, got bumped from major media news by Janet Jackson's right breast and the investigation that is now being conducted about how Janet Jackson's right bre . . . ahhhhhhhhhhhfuggedaboudit!!!!

Be at peace.