DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR CANDIDATE BLACKLISTED BY VETERANS AFFAIRS AFTER EVIDENCE HE SOLD HIS DISABLED-VET STATUS

Topics that do not fit anywhere else. Absolutely NO discussions of religion, race, or immigration!

Moderators: Charles L. Cotton, carlson1

Post Reply
User avatar

Topic author
Pawpaw
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 1
Posts: 6446
Joined: Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:16 am
Location: Hunt County

DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR CANDIDATE BLACKLISTED BY VETERANS AFFAIRS AFTER EVIDENCE HE SOLD HIS DISABLED-VET STATUS

#1

Post by Pawpaw » Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:19 pm

https://dailycaller.com/2018/10/21/gove ... lacklisted
A company owned and run by South Carolina’s Democratic candidate for governor was blacklisted as a contractor for the Department of Veterans Affairs following allegations that he was selling his veteran status to corporations so they could tap into federal contracting dollars intended to help disabled vets.

James Smith works as a state legislator and lawyer, and also runs the Congaree Group, which has received millions of dollars in federal government contracts. The company operates out of Smith’s law firm suite, and he once told the VA he was its only employee.

On paper, the company has done everything from manufacturing pharmaceuticals to mopping floors and from parking cars to conducting advanced mathematical analysis.

On May 17, VA officials arrived for a surprise inspection, VA deputy assistant Secretary James Hutton told The Daily Caller News Foundation. The purpose was to find out if Smith was running a middleman company used to win lucrative federal contracts earmarked for disabled veterans, then passing all the work off to non-veteran companies in exchange for a cut for himself. Such so-called rent-a-vet scams are forbidden.
:mad5
Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence. - John Adams

NRA Benefactor Life Member

User avatar

03Lightningrocks
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 1
Posts: 7432
Joined: Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:15 pm
Location: DFW area

Re: DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR CANDIDATE BLACKLISTED BY VETERANS AFFAIRS AFTER EVIDENCE HE SOLD HIS DISABLED-VET STATUS

#2

Post by 03Lightningrocks » Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:33 pm

That is horrible.

User avatar

Lynyrd
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 1
Posts: 1292
Joined: Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:20 am
Location: East Texas

Re: DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR CANDIDATE BLACKLISTED BY VETERANS AFFAIRS AFTER EVIDENCE HE SOLD HIS DISABLED-VET STATUS

#3

Post by Lynyrd » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:57 pm

:mad5 :mad5 :mad5 :mad5 :mad5
Do what you say you're gonna do.

User avatar

Allons
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 1
Posts: 1629
Joined: Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:03 pm
Location: San Antonio

Re: DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR CANDIDATE BLACKLISTED BY VETERANS AFFAIRS AFTER EVIDENCE HE SOLD HIS DISABLED-VET STATUS

#4

Post by Allons » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:20 pm

Whatever he profited should be taken out of his disability check.
EDC'S: Dan Wesson CCO, CZ-P01, CZ-P07, MP Shield-45
Home Defense: Mossberg 930 SPX
NRA Member
US Army 1988-1999
Image

User avatar

AndyC
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 1
Posts: 10365
Joined: Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:34 pm
Location: Garland, TX

Re: DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR CANDIDATE BLACKLISTED BY VETERANS AFFAIRS AFTER EVIDENCE HE SOLD HIS DISABLED-VET STATUS

#5

Post by AndyC » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:21 pm

What a scumbag! Tar and feather that blighter and run him out on a rail.
Remember Kitty Genovese

Image

Amateurs skip safety-checks - pros don't.
Preferred Travel Agent - 72 Virgins Dating Club
There's nothing quite like the offer of 230 grains to a man's chest to remind him of his manners

User avatar

ELB
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 1
Posts: 6957
Joined: Tue May 22, 2007 9:34 pm
Location: Seguin

Re: DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR CANDIDATE BLACKLISTED BY VETERANS AFFAIRS AFTER EVIDENCE HE SOLD HIS DISABLED-VET STATUS

#6

Post by ELB » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:58 pm

I suspect this is quite common, and not just for veteran set aside, but for other small business set asides as well like minority owned and women owned businesses.

When a smaller company gets small business status with the federal government, They can compete for contracts that are set aside just for small businesses without having the big guys for competitors. But the status is only supposed to be a “hand up” to help the company get established; after seven years the special status comes to an end. The small business is supposed to have grown up during that time and be able to compete on its on legs.

When I was still in service one of the companies we used in Texas for computer support was a minority owned Small business coming to the end of its special status. They were so frantic about this that they actually tried to sell themselves to an Alaskan company owned by some Native American woman I think. This of course would’ve been simply a paper arrangement. I believe the contracting officers squelch that particular effort but I’ll bet it still happens in other cases, Particularly in non-DOD departments.
USAF 1982-2005
____________
The Most Interesting Texan in the World. :txflag:


BBYC
Senior Member
Posts in topic: 1
Posts: 649
Joined: Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:32 pm

Re: DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR CANDIDATE BLACKLISTED BY VETERANS AFFAIRS AFTER EVIDENCE HE SOLD HIS DISABLED-VET STATUS

#7

Post by BBYC » Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:07 pm

Discrimination is wrong.

Except when the government does it.
God, grant me serenity to accept the things I can't change
Courage to change the things I can
And the firepower to make a difference.

Post Reply

Return to “Off-Topic”