AMVETS National Executive Director Stewart Hickey was ticked off.
While the Department of Defense has money to call 350,000 employees back to work, and buy a $47,000 mechanical bull, they don’t have the funding for our fallen families…. This is such a travesty that I am barely able to remain civil when I think about it.
Can this be true? Yup! From the GSA (see left menu):
Sept. 4--The National Guard – Utah requires the following items, Brand Name or Equal, to the following:
LI 001: We are seeking purchase Mechanical Bull Sales bull which needs to be durable & low maintenance. Seeking brand name or equal see attached specifications.
Oct. 7 (Day 7 of shutdown)–Contract Award Dollar Amount: $47,174.00
MECHANICAL BULL SALES, INC [DUNS: 782182203],220 Region Court,State College PA 16801
Oct. 10 (after publicity) Cancelled.
This was an Army contract. Someone’s fury made a difference–for now.