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Report Slams $24M Waste

W.Va. blasted over Internet router deal

February 11, 2013

CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia officials wasted millions of federal stimulus dollars by insisting on buying more than 1,000 high-capacity routers as part of a $24 million deal meant to boost......

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Mar-04-13 7:50 PM

The marketing tactics of this manufacturer needs to be part of an investigation. See other news how this same outfit took advantage of other buyers ***********networkworld****/news/2012/102212-cal-state-cisco-263588.html

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Feb-11-13 11:47 PM

In private industry the person who sign off on the router would be gone and probably his boss. Cisco only supplied the product. If there is more to this, the new AG has his first case for WV.

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Feb-11-13 11:37 PM

The peeps better start worrying about their pensions. About 45 states have something in the pipeline for pensions. West Virginia is always late with the plan but the pension will be changing. Maybe they will use the new and improve HOME RULE plan.

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Feb-11-13 11:13 PM

The same thing is going on at all level of WV government. The appointed and political connected are blowing millions on things that are overpriced or just not needed. Wheeling always needed a field of dreams for the taxpayer to foot the bill. So who will foot the pension bill if they build the dream fields.

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Feb-11-13 3:40 PM

When the stimulus money was printed, all one trillion dollars of it, it was like roaches in the sugar jar. Government officials just went nuts at all levels of government making up things to buy. We heard a lot about the bailouts of businesses but far more of the money was used to create new government jobs, issue grants to organizations favorable to Dem candidates, and buying nutty stuff like this. The bailout money to companies had to be paid back and we hear a lot about that but $600 billion was just used a palm greasing for local political groups. Few jobs were created, in fact the jobless rate rose after the stimulus and has remained higher than before the trillion gluttony. Someone's cousin was hired and was in place when the router thing came up and bought them based on what the salesman told him cuz he was not qualified to be in the job he was in. The real project should have provided more ACCESS to cable, not oversized routers to those who already had access.

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Feb-11-13 7:17 AM

It's what the peeps do with tax payer money! Who will be held accountable?

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