Pentagon Buys $1.7 Million Of Services From Firms Of Polygamy Bosses Such As Warren Jeffs

Just when the news cannot get any more ridiculous comes word tonight from CNN that the U.S. government paid more than $1.7 million in defense contracts over the last decade to companies owned by leaders of Warren Jeffs’ polygamous sect, with tens of thousands allegedly winding its way back to Jeffs and his church.

As a tax paying citizen I worry often about what the Pentagon is doing with my money.  But I could never have predicted that the very ones who have made the news recently over the abuse of children sexually would have benefited from my (our) tax dollars. 

Some of the deals were made after Jeffs was named to the FBI’s “Most-Wanted List” and remained in place while he was on the run.

CNN has learned that between 1998 and 2007, the United States Air Force and Defense Logistics Agency purchased more than $1.7 million worth of airplane parts from three companies owned by members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which practices polygamy.

Those companies are Utah Tool and Die, Western Precision and NewEra Manufacturing. Today, the companies all operate under the name NewEra Manufacturing, a company based in Las Vegas, Nevada, that says it supplies precision components “for the aerospace, military, medical, recreational and other commercial entities.”

“It was my understanding that Western Precision was paying roughly $50,000 a week into the coffers of the church,” former sect member Richard Holm said. “It would have been close to $200,000 a month.”

We have all witnessed this past week the low-lifes in Texas that preyed on children in the name of a twisted religion.  But to hear that our tax dollars benefited these slugs is sickening.

Someone in the Pentagon needs to be held responsible.  And fired.

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5 thoughts on “Pentagon Buys $1.7 Million Of Services From Firms Of Polygamy Bosses Such As Warren Jeffs

  1. This ranch just seens like it is a illegal place to have sex with Children. It is also a place where they take our money we have worked so hard for. As I understand that the welfare system does have people checking on these people who collect welfare. So who was doing the checking when the welfare department was cutting checks for so many at one address? These woman are all brain washed. I feel the children needs not to go back there to that ranch. And I feel our government needs to take all welfare off of anyone who lives there and force them to go out into the real world and get a job just like the rest of us.This crap has to stop! SO someone had better put a stop to it right now. Cut off the free money going into there. What the heck is wrong Texas? Someone must be sleeping. If this mess falls into the cracks of the courts there is no justice. I can not figure this out cops have the right to come onto my property to see what is going on if someone calls them out to check it out. Cops have the right to patrol our streets. SO why do they not have the right to patrol this ranch? They could be making moon shine or growing marijuana so is this right not to be able to get on this property? Well if this is all ok then I’m going to buy a ranch and move to Texas where I can do anything I want to on my ranch! SO move over Rapist I’m moving in next door to you all and I’m going to collect welfare for my animals as no one will check to see if they are people or not. I will name all my animals common names like Joe, Pete, Mike and what ever else I can think of. I will love to beat the system like these crazy people are doing. Well maybe they are not so crazy………. They are collecting a lot of money form all of use working people.

    Our government needs to take all of this ranch and sell it or what ever needed to be done. And put this whole bunch in jail for stealing government money. The whole bunch of these crazy people are in on this theif of government money. All Texas should have done something before this. Who the heck can collect all of this government money living at the same address? This should have been #1 clue to start with. And the Hoax caller! This was not a hoax because there was something going on at this ranch. What the heck is wrong with the law in Texas anyways? Justice has to be done here and if it means taking the Ranch and putting people in jail for a long then so be it. These people all look like they can hold a job down. It seems to me these crazy people have a way of getting around anything. They all act like we are the crazy ones and not them. Hummmmmmm again they may be just right! The law in Texas has to be crazy for letting this go on. If a judge can not see all of this he must be blind and had better give it up!

  2. Patrick

    Why does someone in the pentagon need to be fired? How is some purcheasing clerk or official to know that someone who owns a company does something bad? Did the purcheasing officials working for the pentagon get a report saying: “hey, those guys are stinking pedophiles”? and then decide to do business despite this? Would it be moral for the government to sever all commercial ties with any business accused of immoral ations or any business owned by someone accused of immoral activity–without due process? Perhaps the government should fire Elizabeth Bermeister who disbursed millions to the school district (cedarburg, I think)where a teacher worked who had 1500 porn images on his computer?

  3. I guess I just have a pretty high standard by which I want my government to operate and function. That is a moral benchmark on my part, and one that most taxpayers might agree with. Knowing the Pentagon actions of the past, I am sure someone knew. Some intrepid reporter will fill in the blank spots.

  4. Patrick

    I would agree with the need for a high benchmark, but also that the benchmark apply to all sectors of government (not just those I don’t like) and that there be due process and investigation–not knee jerk reactions based on the odd accusation.

  5. I’ve been wondering how those polygamists and child sexual abusers got the money to have eight wives and fifty children each. Those are a lot of mouths to feed! And now we know. It’s paid for by the US Government!

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