JUST *ONE* EXAMPLE OF GROSS GOVERNMENT WASTE
October 7th, 2013: "The first twelve C-27Js have been taken out of service and shipped to the boneyard at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. Even more C-27Js are set to be delivered to the Air Force only to be sent immediately to the boneyard. This comes at an especially sensitive time with the government in the second week of the shutdown that occurred Oct. 1 after Congress failed to agree to a budget or continuing resolution for fiscal year 2014. The Air Force spent about $1.6 billion to purchase the 21 aircraft. Soon after the first C-27Js arrived in Afghanistan in 2011 to start resupplying deployed Army units, the Air Force said it could no longer afford the luxury of the aircraft. The C-27J found itself in the middle of the debate between the Air Force active duty and the Air National Guard. Guard officials said the Air Force leadership was unfairly hacking away at the Guard’s budget in order to save the active duty. The C-27J fleet was a shining example the Guard used. Air Force leaders justified scrapping the C-27J saying the C-130 could complete most of the missions, and it could do it cheaper."