Despite President Obama’s long history of criticizing the Bush administration for “sweetheart deals” with favored contractors, the Obama administration this month awarded a $25 million federal contract for work in Afghanistan to a company owned by a Democratic campaign contributor without entertaining competitive bids, Fox News has learned.
The contract, awarded on Jan. 4 to Checchi & Company Consulting, Inc., a Washington-based firm owned by economist and Democratic donor Vincent V. Checchi, will pay the firm $24,673,427 to provide “rule of law stabilization services” in war-torn Afghanistan.
A synopsis of the contract published on the USAID Web site says Checchi & Company will “train the next generation of legal professionals” throughout the Afghan provinces and thereby “develop the capacity of Afghanistan’s justice system to be accessible, reliable, and fair.”
Obama is no better than every other crooked politician in Washington. Hopefully, soon, the Obama worshipers here will wake up to that fact and vote him out in 2012.
Answer by AngelDawn7 at 2:16 PM on Jan. 25, 2010
The legality of the arrangement as a “sole source,” or no-bid, contract was made possible by virtue of a waiver signed by the USAID administrator. “They cancelled the open bid on this when they came to power earlier this year,” a source familiar with the federal contracting process told Fox News.
Soooo, Is this the Hope part or the Change part Obama promised??? Will liberals look the other way and accept this?
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 2:12 PM on Jan. 25, 2010
Answer by yourspecialkid at 2:26 PM on Jan. 25, 2010
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Answer by momof030404 at 3:12 PM on Jan. 25, 2010
Hmmmm, it sure seems quiet in here. Were are all of the Obama defenders?
Answer by QuinnMae at 3:44 PM on Jan. 25, 2010
Its not about Haiti Quin...or gay rights or abortion. Anything Obama is doing (because MOST of it is pretty crappy) is never answered. Little sad. Nothing to say I guess. OR all they will say is "your bitter" because they are too ***insert word that would probably get my answer deleted here*** to come up with an intelligent response to Obama's MANY underhanded moves!
Answer by momof030404 at 3:51 PM on Jan. 25, 2010
Answer by AngelDawn7 at 4:03 PM on Jan. 25, 2010
Answer by Carpy at 4:11 PM on Jan. 25, 2010
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