Despite Gov't Shutdown, Army Awards $2,163 Contract for 'Massage Chair'

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Oct 02, 2013 1:13 PM
Sometimes timing is everything. Yesterday was day one of the federal government shutdown, and one of the biggest stories of the day was the barricading of the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C., nearly preventing a group of 92 veterans from Mississippi who had been flown in on an Honor Flight from visiting the site. But it was also the day that the U.S. Army chose to award a $2,163 contract for a "massage chair."