Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Make it Hurt

You've probably heard about this:

The Washington Times reported on another administration email that seemed to show at least one agency has been instructed to make sure the cuts are as painful as President Obama promised they would be.

In the internal email, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service official Charles Brown said he asked if he could try to spread out the sequester cuts in his region to minimize the impact, and he said he was told not to do anything that would lessen the dire impacts Congress had been warned of.

So I checked Fed Bid and found that APHIS is buying a 6X6 ATV and 16 4X4 ATVs (posted on Mar.6):

REQUIREMENTS: These requirements consist of 3 (Three) line items:

Line Item 001 - 6 x 6 ATV with accessories: warn multi-mount winch 4500 lbs, warn multi-mount 6x6 cable kit, Front receiver hitch, 2" receiver hitch, 2" ball, poly roof.

Line Item 002 - 2013 Fourtrax Rancher ATV with power steering, Naturalgear Camo OR 4 x 4 ATV - Accessories: 12 volt front accessory socket kit, frame skid plate, front A-Arm guards, front brush guard, rear rack bag, rear frame skid plate, recoil starter kit, winch with mount bracket: Quantity 16 each.

Line Item 003 - Labor for Installation of accessories.

So they won't be able to do meat inspections but they will be off roading in ATV's purchased with taxpayer, and Chinese, dollars.