Department of Defense

Government Overspending

The US Governemnt pays top dollar on everything that they purchase. WHY!? We buy most things in bulk and you would think that we would get it for a cheaper price but we don't. Stop the useless overspending. I am an aircraft mechanic for the DoD and US Air Force Reserves. when we pay $250,000.00 for a winch it's getting a little ridiculous or $70,000.00 for a windshield, or even $5.00 bot a 10 cent bolt. Needless to say we overspend. We buy more than anyone else in the world and that should ENTITLE us to a lower price. Even a reasonalbe price would be 100 times better than we are paying now. If we negotiated our price or even switched to a different manufacturer I think that would give us the competition that we need to receive lower prices on items that we are purchasing. I think that we could save tens to hundreds of millions of dollars by just buying cheaper.

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