Alan Grayson for King of Everything


I love it when you call me Big Poppa:

In other words, the bill could plausibly defund the entire military-industrial complex. Whoops.

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) picked up on the legislative overreach
and asked the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) to sift through
its database to find which contractors might be caught in the ACORN

Lockheed Martin and Northrop Gumman both popped up quickly, with 20 fraud cases between them, andthe longer listis a Who’s Who of weapons manufacturers and defense contractors.

The language was written by the GOP and filed as a “motion to recommit” in the House, where it passed 345-75.

POGO isreaching out
to its members to identify other companies who have engaged in the type
of misconduct that would make them ineligible for federal funds.

Grayson then intends to file that list in the legislative history
that goes along with the bill so that judges can reference it when
determining whether a company should be denied federal funds.

The Florida freshman is asking for direct assistance. He has set up aGoogle spreadsheetwhere people cansuggest contractors who have been charged with violations and include a link to a media or government report documenting the alleged transgression.

Via theCrack Den.


13 thoughts on “Alan Grayson for King of Everything

  1. Fair is fair, after all. I’d love to be at the “come to jesus” meeting between any defense contractor and their pet republican after this gets passed.

  2. I like.
    After all, how does one compare Acorn to using the same trucks as a morgue and source of fresh drinking water? And electric showers.
    BTW – as should surprise no one, I clicked on the link and Blackwater is already represented on the list.

  3. This has provided me with more laughs in the past 24h than the last time I got hold of Tom Lehrer material I hadn’t previously heard.
    If Grayson is smart, when the Republicans start screaming about how “But…but…but…you can’t do that!!!” he says something along the lines of, “You’re the ones always bitching about smaller, more accountable government and how much you hate it when government wastes the taxpayers’ money. How can youpossibly be opposed to this kind of fraud-prevention measure…”

  4. Gratuitous yet relevant quotation of the *other* Pogo:
    “We have met the enemy, and they is us.”
    (God bless ya, Walt Kelly.)

  5. This is the kind of legislator bureaucratic jujitsu that all of (supposed) reps could be pulling on a regular basis!
    Way to go Alan G. SP is going to send you some coin for this stunt!
    As someone who’s worked with many of the defense contractors who regularly defraud the government, nothing is sweeter than sticking it to them using their own wingnuttish laws!

  6. This is great! An opportunity like this needs a Alan G. to take full advantage of it.
    My first thoughts on the ACORN “scandal: were about how no Republican should be allowed to be in Congress, knowing how some of them (most of them) have acted in that office. If we can blame ACORN for the actions of a couple of their staffers, we most certainly should blame the GOP for the actions of many of their members of Congress. Ban one, ban the other.

  7. I so (heart) Alan Grayson. It’s a joy to watch him question witnesses before congress. He gets right to the point and take no bullshit answers. We need to clone him. Now.

  8. good for liberal alan grayson, its time someone with guts can say rush limbo is a poor excuse for a human being

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