Jerry Holbert by Jerry Holbert

Jerry Holbert

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago


    I’m sure the prez will hire a couple hundred consultants to find out why this happened.

  2. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Is that anything like the alternate engine for the F-35? the one that Obama stopped?

  3. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 3 years ago

    I really don’t think we should cut defense spending until the Cold War is over and the Soviet Union falls. Patience, my friends. Patience.

  4. RJ Brown

    RJ Brown said, over 3 years ago

    More realistic would be 3 panels with 3 different government bureaucrats reporting the results on their duplicate studies..

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    Accountants, auditors, efficiency experts, and regulators armed with easy to enforce rules with penalties that will truly dissuade violators from risking being cited can do more to improve gov’t efficiency than all of the committees and bureaucratic maneuvering in the world. Hire people who can prevent bills politicians allow their donor lobbyists to draft from seeing the light of day. End anonymous amendments, quit adding riders and earmarks to important legislation. There is so much that can be done to reduce the cost of gov’t, but it starts with us and our willingness to hold the legislators’ feet to the fire.
    Burn some toes.
    & holding the matches,

  6. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago


    Triplicate spending, that will bring more revenue to the Federal Employees Union.

  7. edclectic

    edclectic said, over 3 years ago

    And the taxpayers are losing billions in dupe-licate spending.

  8. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    If anyone is truly interested in the duplication thing, the Government Accountability Office has a report:

    2013 Annual Report:
    Actions Needed to
    Reduce Fragmentation,
    Overlap, and
    Duplication and
    Achieve Other
    Financial Benefits
    (Document GAO-13-279SP, 283 pages)

  9. californicated1

    californicated1 said, over 3 years ago

    It’s as if Arnold Schwarzeneggar was saying it in 2003 to get elected to Governor during the recall elections and Meg Whitman was repeating it in 2010 to get elected to Governor to succeed Schwarzeneggar.

  10. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    David, my brother, have you seen Senator Tom Coburn’s “wastebook”? For years this republican senator has listed areas that waste funds. But nobody seems to care and nothing changes. That is nobody as in neither left or right or in the middle.

    AS to the snaky comments, isn’t that why you are posting on this site, to make snaky comments? (well it seems so to me) But think about it. What does congress do when a problem raises it’s ugly head? It forms a “committee” to “study” the problem. Then – if they need further information – they hire consultants and spend years to “identify” the root cause. Then, usually, they print (wasting more money) findings and present it to their peers for review. Then they may write a bill that may or may not make it out of committee. Then they bring it to the floor and vote to see if they can discuss and debate it. Then it gets amended until it doesn’t resemble the original problem and does NOTHING to solve it. So no one supports it and nothing gets done and all that time and money is wasted and the study that monitors shrimp on treadmills is still going strong.

    No wonder we are all mad……LOL

  11. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago


    Just to add fuel to the frustration fire: Before Mr. Coburn’s “wastebook”, there was Senator Henry “Scoop” Jackson’s “Golden Fleece Awards”. Senator Jackson would have been fired from a cannon in today’s Republican party due to his moderate views, because easing him out would take to long and cause too much “damage”.

    He would put out those “awards” on a yearly basis, and we’d have a good time shaking our heads and saying “tut-tut”, and nothing was done.

    The more things change…..

  12. spyderred

    spyderred said, over 3 years ago

    Better than wasting billions and American lives in the wars the right is so fond of.

  13. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    If you go to the appendixes on that report, they have progress reports for the various areas of the recommendations they’ve made over the years.

  14. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    Geez; what’s its like hating the United States so much?

  15. STLDan

    STLDan said, over 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Unfortunatly the two party system has ruined such efforts. It is has digressed into such a war of partisnship that many will vote for “their side” over the better candidate just because he spouts the talking points they want to hear. Ask many people why they vote Republican and they will tell you they are for smaller goverment. Every Republican President since Johnson has grown the Federal goverment on a larger scale than the Democractic Presidents in this same time frame yet the Republican candidates still run on this premise and people eat it up when the facts show it just isnt true. People need to stop watching cable news and research the party and candidate they want to vote for. Read about them from several sources and stop being duped by the people who will say anything to get into office and the special intrests who bankroll them!!!

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