Sunday, October 14, 2012

DHS wastes your money and they don’t care

James Smith, Contributor
Activist Post

According to one study, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) wastes taxpayer dollars like they are going out of style. Clink on the links in the previous sentence to learn more about past wastes.

The wastes that are spoken of in this article come from books, yes books, that the DHS deems necessary for students of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center should have. But they should have them at your  expense, not the agency that sent them. They could have visited and saved over 600 bucks of your money, but they didn’t.

They know better and yet they refuse to be frugal with such a precious resource. Below you will find the book that FLETC demands of the students, and their costs:

ISBN                           Amazon Cost      Total Cost       Number of books needed
978-1-4377-5586-2          $52.88             $13,748.80                260
978-1580629409              $8.66               $2,251.60                  260
0-87425-941-X                 $3.24               $194.40                      60
978-0-13-701170-4           $16.43             $985.80                      60
978-1-59139-184-5           $9.99               $599.40                      60
0-87425-910-X                 $20.70             $1,242.00                    60
9781596599857                $23.87             $1,432.20                   60

Total cost: $20,454.20

However, the source that they use, AVANTI ENTERPRISES, INC was awarded the contract over 600 bucks above the costs that charges. Look at the ISBN number, compare them against Avanti’s award of $21,143.

And according to the terms of the contact, shipping is FBO – Free on board.

The Department of Homeland Security spends money like it’s going out of style on frivolous items, and very rarely on important items like food and shelter for an emergency.

But that is what happens when you have a tyrannical government. The agencies that send the participants to FLETC could have found the neceesary funds in their discretionary or petty cash budget, but they insist on having YOU the taxpayer pay the full costs.

This sort of mismanagement will only end when you scream, ENOUGH. I’m not paying anymore.
What should you do?

Vote on 6 November 2012. And vote your conscience. No one else, only yours. You still are free, so do the right thing.

This article first appeared at Prepper Podcast Radio Network.

Read other articles by James Smith HERE.

James is a father of four and grandfather to four. He and his wife of almost 30 years have been prepping since 2003. They live in a small town, with neighbors as close as 10 feet away and have raised chickens for 2 years covertly on less than 1/5 of an acre. He is a former corrections officer, insurance fraud investigator, and he served in the Navy for 6 years. He currently works for a corporation dealing with the disabled population and their benefits. He is the host of The Covert Prepper show and the Prepper Podcast Radio Network News, both heard on Blogtalk Radio.


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Anonymous said...

Smith is great at digging up these purchases. Seems like a small amount, but it is a clear indication of what must go on across the board. Imagine what happens on the really major purchases. Great job combing throught the fine details Mr. Smith. In this economy, we the people need every penny.

Anonymous said...

A good point except: Federal Purchase Rules enacted by Congress mandate that the purchase be bid out. The FLETC contract officer is forbidden from buying directly from the cheapest source (which is not Amazon by the way, but the publisher).

Anonymous said...

The bureaucracies are set up by the Satanic neo-con representatives in governmental positions for the express purpose of ripping off the American taxpayers. Where does all the money go? Check the pockets of the Satanic criminal neo-cons who set up and run the bureaus of the government. When will the American people ever wise up? The only people who really benefit from government programs are the lying and thieving bureaucrats who rob the systems blind.

okey dokey said...

I have a question Mr. Smith; how many of these titles were available as E-books? Lets say a given title in paper is $21.95 a unit but is $2.95 on say Kindle-how much is the taxpayer really being ripped off?

Anonymous said...

How about 400/gallon of gas in Afganistan?? Is that significant enuff for you? If you don't agree with the war on any other point, that's a good enuff reason. Obama is a turd that George Bush pushed out after a GMO sandwich.

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