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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 10:40 AM
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Clinton Amendment Requires DHS to Give Bonuses to Contractors when Contract Stipulations Are Met

Note that I only posted this story. I didn't in any way write it.

http://www.loho10002.com/wordpress/?p=797

While Senator Hillary Clinton is supporting (albeit 5 years too late) US withdrawal from Iraq, she appears to be pushing the enhancement of the less overt US involvement there, the contractors. In her most recent press release, our senator is advocating paying them bonuses for a job well done. If youve been worried about a clandestine, private US army staying behind as contractors, you may have Hillary to thank for it. Read how she debates DHS not whether or not we should be paying private companies for jobs our own military can do better and cheaper (not to speak of local contractors) - shes much more concerned with paying these combination death-squad / pirate gangs a good days pay for a good days job. Like Bill, Hillary is shaping up to be a great Liberal Republican.



Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced that her amendment barring the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from giving award fees or bonuses to contactors for work they havent done was included in the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations bill, which passed the Senate late last night. Senator Clintons amendment requires DHS to give award fees, or bonuses, to contractors only if the contractor meets specific outlined stipulations in the contract. This bill will now move to be conferenced with the House and then to the President for signature.

snip Senator Clintons amendment requires DHS to give award fees or bonuses to contractors only if the contractor meets the stipulations related to cost, schedule, and performance outlined in the contract. If a contractor receives a poor performance evaluation, exceeds costs specified in the contract, or does not meet the deadlines specified in the contract, then the contractor will not receive an award fee or bonus from DHS.


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nini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 10:48 AM
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1. Of course it's better to give bonuses when the contractor has fucked up big time
:sarcasm:

Isn't she saying the bonuses should NOT be given as a matter of fact but only if the job is done correct and on time?
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 10:49 AM
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2. silly-------they get bonues now even if work is shoddy. What is your beef?
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fed-up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 10:53 AM
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3. the no bid contracts are bonuses in themselves-Hilary wants to throw away more taxpayer $$$$$ wtf nt
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 11:02 AM
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4. duh....... it seems no one on her staff
Edited on Sun Jul-29-07 11:02 AM by madrchsod
understands construction contracts..bonus and other incentives are awarded if the job comes under the contract amount or is done before the contracted completion date.

another example that she or her staff knowing nothing about how things are done in the real world of dirty jobs
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 11:27 AM
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5. What's wrong with that....knowing the contractors the bushies hired
THEY WILL NEVER GET ANY,.
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