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DOJ sues Gallup polling firm
washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 8/22/12 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 08/22/2012 10:49:27 AM PDT by ColdOne

Justice Department officials joined a whistle blower lawsuit and alleged that The Gallup Organization, a major polling firm, intentionally overestimated the amount of time it would take to complete a job for the government and was paid accordingly.

“Contractors who do business with the federal government must honor their obligations to provide honest services and products,” said U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. in a statement on the lawsuit. “Working with relators and federal investigators, we will do all that we can to act against those who illegitimately bill the American taxpayers.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bhodoj; chicagoshakedown; ericholder; gallup; lawsuit; pollling; whistleblowers

1 posted on 08/22/2012 10:49:31 AM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Looks like Eric Holder hasn’t liked the recent polls. Time for some homestretch intimidation!


2 posted on 08/22/2012 10:51:46 AM PDT by GnL
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To: ColdOne

Sorry, but only a fool would believe Holder and his joke of a Just-Us Department.

100: Holder, shove it up your smelly Obama.
101: Extract
102: Go to 100

What’s the diff between Holder and a t*rd?
Thinking, thinking..........


3 posted on 08/22/2012 10:52:39 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: ColdOne
Suing Gallup just as the election season heats up. Convenient. If they paid Gallup the inflated estimate instead of what they actually did, that's their fault. What a stupid policy.
4 posted on 08/22/2012 10:52:39 AM PDT by youngidiot (The name's Bond. James Bond. James Bond Jovi.)
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To: ColdOne

must have conducted a poll that did not contain the ‘right’ data results they wanted


5 posted on 08/22/2012 10:52:51 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: Da Coyote
What's the difference between Holder and a bucket of sh*t?

The bucket.

6 posted on 08/22/2012 10:55:52 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: ColdOne

My crystal ball says I see Obama poll numbers increasing.


7 posted on 08/22/2012 10:56:25 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: ColdOne

Very bizarre action. So close to elections.


8 posted on 08/22/2012 10:58:53 AM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: GnL

These Chicago thugs are so transparent.


9 posted on 08/22/2012 11:00:44 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: ColdOne

G must have neglected to grease the right federal palms.


10 posted on 08/22/2012 11:00:51 AM PDT by Argus
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To: GnL

Yep, exactly my first thought.

Gallup polls are about to go very south on Obama. There’s a need to discredit the firm ASAP.


11 posted on 08/22/2012 11:01:16 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: ColdOne

My God, we are turning into a banana republic complete with a dictator who threatens anyone who says things he doesn’t like...like the truth.


12 posted on 08/22/2012 11:02:25 AM PDT by MeganC (The Cinemark theatre in Aurora, CO is a 'Gun Free Zone'. Spread the word.)
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To: ColdOne
Axelrod: Gallup poll has 'methodological problems'
13 posted on 08/22/2012 11:05:08 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: ColdOne

Talk about a “kill the messenger” moment. If you don’t like the message, start eliminating people until you find someone who will tell you what you want to hear. Worked just fine for the soviets, now holder gets to try the idea out.


14 posted on 08/22/2012 11:08:45 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Raycpa

Yah, I got that same crystal ball. Intimidation towards Gallop to help influence the election. With all the things going on, the Justice department sure seems to have ticky tacky priorities. Maybe very calculated in this case though.


15 posted on 08/22/2012 11:11:56 AM PDT by commonguymd
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To: ColdOne

What do you want to bet that Gallup wanted to contract based on a time and materials basis, and the DOJ insisted on a lump sum arrangement? Now that Gallup performed for lower costs than estimated, the DOJ doesn’t like the Lump Sum payment deal they contracted for?

That’s usually how such disputes originate. One party doesn’t like the deal they coerced the other into.


16 posted on 08/22/2012 11:13:33 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More
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To: Da Coyote

100: Holder, shove it up your smelly Obama.
101: Extract
102: Go to 100


Old-fashioned BASIC code...you’re showing your age, Da.


17 posted on 08/22/2012 11:22:13 AM PDT by Leaning Right
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To: Da Coyote

“What’s the diff between Holder and a t*rd?”

No difference! And see my tagline!


18 posted on 08/22/2012 11:29:10 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: GnL

Too late! Now Gallup has an incentive to help Romney, so that he can squelch the probe.


19 posted on 08/22/2012 12:11:03 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to hear you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."-Del Shannon)
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To: ColdOne

” - - - the federal government must honor their obligations to provide honest services and products,” said U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. in a statement on the lawsuit. “

When that happens Mr. Machen, that will be the first time, EVER!


20 posted on 08/22/2012 12:11:03 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Leaning Right

Yes, very amusing! An old fashioned endless loop!


21 posted on 08/22/2012 12:14:51 PM PDT by paolop
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To: ColdOne

...And I suppose Rasmussen will be finding a horse’s head on his front porch.


22 posted on 08/22/2012 12:15:37 PM PDT by rhinohunter (DraftWalkerNow)
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To: Da Coyote

“What’s the diff between Holder and a t*rd?”

“Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day”

- Harry S. Truman


23 posted on 08/22/2012 12:17:10 PM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: Da Coyote

after three days the t*rd turns white and stops stinking.


24 posted on 08/22/2012 12:19:35 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: Real Cynic No More
"What do you want to bet that Gallup wanted to contract based on a time and materials basis, and the DOJ insisted on a lump sum arrangement? Now that Gallup performed for lower costs than estimated, the DOJ doesn’t like the Lump Sum payment deal they contracted for?

And in creating an estimate for a fixed-price contract, a businessman would be CRAZY not to include a reserve (an amount above the base estimate) to cover unanticipated circumstances. IF anyone in this administration had ever run a business, they might understand that!

25 posted on 08/22/2012 12:34:45 PM PDT by In Maryland (Our rights come from nature and God, not government. - Paul Ryan)
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To: In Maryland
And in creating an estimate for a fixed-price contract, a businessman would be CRAZY not to include a reserve (an amount above the base estimate) to cover unanticipated circumstances. IF anyone in this administration had ever run a business, they might understand that!

And dealing with these yahoos, the level of uncertainty about what they want, and the potential for "scope creep" almost certainly increases that amount of reserve.

All that having been said, I certainly don't know that's what really happened... but I'd bet a decent steak dinner that or something very similar did happen.

26 posted on 08/22/2012 12:39:30 PM PDT by Real Cynic No More
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To: MeganC
My God, we are turning into a banana republic complete with a dictator who threatens anyone who says things he doesn’t like...like the truth.

I think more in terms of this nation turning into USSA - United Socialist States of America if we don't vote this red commie regime out of office in November. Obama already thinks of himself as a Putin-type and look at all the unelected czars he has working for him. If we don't prevail in November we may be calling each other comrade in the future.

27 posted on 08/22/2012 2:21:08 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (Vote for Paul Ryan 2012...... oh, and that other guy running on his ticket that's not Obama.)
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