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Typical markups in a GOB are eight to 12 times wholesale cost," she said, "often grossing $2 to $5 million in three to six months.
The thinking seems to be if there are enough vivid colors and random activity and gobs of plain-old busyness littering the screen, viewers might be distracted from noticing what a mess everything is.
In fact, large gobs of taxpayers' precious earnings will continue to be squandered, if not on obsolete military bases, then on warmed-over schemes for "defense conversion," "worker retraining," "high-technology infrastructure investment," and other plots of Clintonites and old-fashioned Capitol Hill politicians.