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(USA Today)   Recent Gallup poll shows Gallup leads in companies being sued by the US government for filing false claims on their contracts   ( usatoday.com) divider line
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2012-08-23 08:26:30 AM  
So we should totes believe that Rmoney is gaining.
2012-08-23 09:30:57 AM  
The only polls I ever believe

In 2008 Nate Silver correctly predicted the winner of 49 of the 50 states. The only state he missed was Indiana, which went for Barack Obama by 1%. He also correctly predicted the winner of all 35 Senate races that year.

Why? Because of MATH!
2012-08-23 09:31:10 AM  
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2012-08-23 09:36:37 AM  

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They're being accused of stealing our taxes. Why is that noe newsworthy?
2012-08-23 09:38:27 AM  
SO... 83% of statistics really are made up on the spot.
2012-08-23 09:46:52 AM  
That'll teach them for not putting Obama ahead by 40%
2012-08-23 09:52:40 AM  

wildcardjack: SO... 83% of statistics really are made up on the spot.

My polls show 74% made up on the spot, and 46% are inaccurate, and 63% involve the Kardashians
2012-08-23 09:58:34 AM  
Translation: A guy gets fired and decides to get back at the company by reporting the SOP used by essentially every government contractor. Become "whistle blower", profit.
2012-08-23 10:09:49 AM  

wildcardjack: SO... 83% of statistics really are made up on the spot.

But only 25% of the time.
2012-08-23 11:04:30 AM  
When you idiots privatize all of our government functions, do you think the private companies are going to lose money? No, they are going to make a profit. And they are not going to do it more efficiently than government. They are just going to cut corners and inflate their estimates in order to maximize their profits. Privatization has nothing to do with economic theory - all it has to do with is certain individuals wanting to take more of the money supply from their fellow countrymen, and stealing it directly from our bank accounts is sorta frowned upon. So they find a way to get us all to pool our money together (government and taxes) and then they steal from the government. It's sad this concept can even be demonstrated with a function the government never even fulfilled (surveys about coin sales), kinda makes it that much worse when people are actively trying to co-opt efficiently-functioning parts of government just so they can rip us all off en masse.
2012-08-23 11:16:34 AM  
"O'Brien said the work involved fixed-price contracts that were all competitively bid and paid for as agreed. "

"According to Lindley's lawsuit, on a $2 million-a-year sole-source contract with the Mint, Gallup inflated the number of hours required to complete the work"

"During negotiations on a $25 million sole-source contract, Gallup allegedly submitted detailed budgets with vastly inflated hours on the time to complete the work for the agency. "

"Gallup wrote the proposal so the contract could be awarded only to a company with characteristics that were unique to Gallup, according to Lindley's allegations."

Am I misunderstanding some of this? Sole-source contracts aren't competitively bid, are they? Isn't that the definition of a sole-source contract?

Can it be that this Gallup lawyer, O'Brien . . . is a liar? Is that possible?
2012-08-23 11:41:12 AM  
A government contractor defrauding the government? 

/ Insert Macaulay Culkin shocked face here
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