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NASA Admits It Gave Jet Fuel Discounts To Google Execs' Company 126

Posted by timothy
from the only-tax-money-after-all dept.
An anonymous reader writes "In a letter to Senator Grassley of the Senate Judiciary Committee, NASA 'admits the agency was selling jet fuel at below market rates to H2-11, a company owned by the founders of Google.' The agency has since raised its rates to reflect market prices but has informed the Senator that it would be impossible for NASA to recoup the money that tax payers have paid in order to subsidize Google's jet fuel discounts."
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NASA Admits It Gave Jet Fuel Discounts To Google Execs' Company

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  • Not a subsidy? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Dominare (856385) on Friday March 07, 2014 @09:56PM (#46432623)

    Maybe I'm a simpleton, but the one page letter linked to seems to suggest fairly explicitly that NASA was selling the fuel at "full cost" not at any kind of loss, and therefore the claim in the article that tax payers are somehow out of pocket is a load of crap. Please do correct me if I'm wrong.

  • Re:Not a subsidy? (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday March 07, 2014 @11:10PM (#46432901)

    It wasn't even remotely Google.

    You're interrupting Slashdot's regularly scheduled Scroogling.

    Now Dice won't get all that lovely Microsoft payola. Let the 'Softies have their two minutes of hate, you fascist.

  • Re:Why (Score:5, Interesting)

    by WankersRevenge (452399) on Saturday March 08, 2014 @12:20AM (#46433099)
    Considering Grassley investigated NASA last year about some viking photo [npr.org], my guess this has little to do with governmental accounting, and more about someone in NASA pissing in his Cheerios.

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