As we struggle to make due with budget cuts, we are told constantly that we are not able to do x, y, or z because of budget cuts. First of all, I think Raytheon hides behind budget cuts and uses them to say no to things that they don't have to. Also, it is increasingly frustrating to be burdened with budget cuts when there are so many examples of wasted money. I thought that we could start listing off examples of money wasted by Raytheon. For example, on my flight down here this season, there was a nice kid who was coming down for the first time. When they had already flown him all the way to Christchurch, they discovered that he was not PQ'd and flew him all the way back to the states. Anyone else have some examples of wasted money by the Incompetent Empire.