1) Attempting to rely on computer simulations before finalizing a design goal. This attempts to skip the whole "build one and see if it actually freaking works like we want" part. End result: it doesn't, requiring numerous additional revisions after...
2) Building numerous airframes before testing is even completed. Those additional revisions now have to incorporated into planes you've already built.
3) Literally hundreds of different suppliers, many from overseas, results in a logistical and administrative nightmare
4) Standard "evolving" Pentagon performance requirements. Add in new "desired features" halfway through design means substantial redesign efforts
But yeah, I'm sure the health insurance for the welder is the ****ing reason the cost projections doubled.
One of you will end up here next!
“Mr. Speaker, I once again find myself compelled to vote against the annual budget resolution for a very simple reason: it makes government bigger.” ― Ron Paul
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty. – Thomas Jefferson
Chemists Have Solutions .
I wouldnt say I am Right of McConnell, it really would depend on the issue. Fiscal issues - yes, I am way to the right of him. I am more along the Ron Paul / Rand Paul way of thinking on fiscal issues. On social issues I am Left of McConnell. I support gay marriage, abortion is NOT a governmental issue, I am for the legalization of drugs.
Know the truth and the truth will make you mad, because the truth has no agenda.
Of course it doesn't hurt having the Prince of Pork, Hal Rodgers as chairman of the House Appropiations Committee either. He too hails from Kentucky and has brought over $26 billion of federal money back to his home state over the last ten years.
Hal Rogers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hal Rogers (R-Kentucky), a 16-term Congressmen who known for funneling taxpayer money for pet projects in his district – and far beyond. Roger’s has brought so much federal money to his hometown (Somerset, Kentucky; population 11,000) that it is known as Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. There’s a $52 million National Center for Hometown Security. The tiny airport that received $17 million in federal dollars but has so little traffic that the last commercial airline pulled out in February. And then there’s the Hal Rogers Parkway, which was formerly known as the Daniel Boone Parkway before being renaming for Kentucky’s Prince of Pork. Most recently, Rogers pushed through a $5 million dollar measure this year for conservation groups that work with endangered wild cats. It just so happens that one of the few groups eligible is the Namibia-based Cheetah Conservation Fund. Who works for them? The Congressman’s daughter. Over the past two years, Rogers has pushed through 135 earmarks at a cost of $246 million......
Oh look, he gave money to his kin. too.
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