04/03/2011

£22 For Army Lightbulb

£22 For Army LightbulbThe scandal of today is that defence chiefs pay £22 for 65p lightbulbs.

Wow! Whoever is selling those bulbs must've seen them coming. It's probably because they're so well lit.

Army documents reveal they also pay £103 each for screws. Although that's £1,097 less than Wayne Rooney paid.

And all this during a time when the army is facing cuts. How many soldiers does it take to change a light bulb? Two. One to change it and one to get laid off so the army can afford it.

The public money spent on lightbulbs represents a mark-up of more than 3,000% on their true retail value.

I don't understand how this can happen. If you have access to guns and bombs you really should be able to haggle well.

Angry Defence Secretary Dr Liam Fox said last night the inflated prices paid showed a "lack of common sense".

Maybe they're just ahead of their time. The way the economy is going it won't be long till bulbs actually cost that much.

It's ridiculous that as a tax payer they expect me to pay £22 for a lightbulb. I'm not doing it. No! And if they try to make me pay I'll say, "Oh yeah, you and whose army..."

Oh, good point. I'll pay it.

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