Monday, July 20, 2009

That'll be $595,000 a Pound, Mr. Obama

Here's economic stimulus for you, and yet another sign of President Barack Obama's brilliance.

Over at the Obama web site set up to show us just where the funny money is going, and what it's stimulating, we find out key economic details of this country's recovery, such as ham that costs $595,000 a pound.

You know this link will disappear once Obugger finds out the blogosphere is all over this little tidbit of government ham and cheese, so I'm pasting the information over here, a bit awkward to read but still clear as a bell.

Just one question, Mr. President? How much did the mustard cost?

h/t: IMAO and The American Thinker and Red State

Contracts - Recipient Summary
Clarification of Codes

Award Overview
Agency Name Department of Agriculture Project Location LOS ANGELES
Contract Number AG3J14120297196 Project Location - State CA
Funding Amount $1,191,200 Project Location - Zip Code 90058-1800
Completion Date 2009-06-30 Congressional District CA-34

Recipient Information (Award)
Recipient Name CLOUGHERTY PACKING, LLC Recipient Address 3049 E VERNON AVE
Recipient City LOS ANGELES Recipient State CALIFORNIA
Recipient Zip Code 90058-1800 Congressional District CALIFORNIA-34

Description of Work/Service performed

Purchaser Information (Award)
Contracting Office ID 3J14 Contracting Office Name AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
Contracting Office Region
TAS Major Program 3509

Contract Information (Award)
Date Signed 2009-04-28 Effective Date 2009-04-28
Current Completion Date 2009-06-30 Ultimate Completion Date 2009-06-30
Award Type DEFINITIVE CONTRACT Reason For Modification
Type of Contract Pricing FIRM FIXED PRICE Last Date to Order
Funding Agency ID 12F2 Funding Office ID
Funding Office Name
Number of Offers Received 2

Product or Service Information (Award)
Product or Service Code 8905 Product or Service Description MEAT, POULTRY, AND FISH
Principal NAICS Code 311611 Principal NAICS Description ANIMAL (EXCEPT POULTRY) SLAUGHTERING

Competition Information (Award)
Extent Competed FULL AND OPEN COMPETITION Reason Not Competed
Solicitation Procedures SEALED BID Type of Set Aside NO SET ASIDE USED.
Statutory Exception to Fair Opportunity
Type of Contract Pricing FIRM FIXED PRICE

Preference Programs (Award)
Business Size Determination OTHER THAN SMALL BUSINESS

Modification Number Transaction Number PIID IDV PIID Available Amount Project Location Signed Date


UPDATE: Well, then...someone must have received a lot of calls this a.m. in D.C. because they're out defending ham. It was the packaging size: States bought 760,000 pounds, at $1.50 a pound, to feed the hungry.

Now...if only they'd react this quickly when we try to shut down their circuit boards with outraged calls over Porkulus and Omnibus and Cap-and-Slave and Obuggercare.

Not likely. They only like to point out when others are wrong...never when they're wrong.


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