You Can’t Make This Shit Up, Part I’ve-Lost-Count.

Legislation that would open up the murky world of government contracting to public scrutiny has been derailed by a secret parliamentary maneuver.

From the story:

“An unidentified senator placed a “secret hold” on legislation introduced by Sens. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Barack Obama, D-Ill., that would create a searchable database of government contracts, grants, insurance, loans and financial assistance, worth $2.5 trillion last year. The database would bring transparency to federal spending and be as simple to use as conducting a Google search.”

So yeah — Nobody knows who did it….and until the “Mystery Senator” releases the hold, it will never come up for a vote.

Government of the people, for the people and by the people….my ass.

One Reply to “You Can’t Make This Shit Up, Part I’ve-Lost-Count.”

  1. The mystery senator’s name is probably Palpatine…

    That just kills me. State government (at least in Florida) contract bids were a matter of record. From an estimator’s point of view, I can see where you might want to keep the individual breakdowns of the 16 CSI divisions of contracting so people can’t reverse engineer your costs and undercut you, but the overall numbers really should be public.

    Or you could just give it to Halliburton, right?

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