Air Force One needs a couple new refrigerators, which will cost taxpayers 24-million dollars...
That's how much the U.S. Air Force is paying Boeing to replace two of the five chilling units originally installed on the plane in 1990.
One of the main reasons they're so costly--they need to be able to store about three-thousand meals to feed on board personnel for extended periods of time.
And before you ask “why can’t they just get a little something at the Home Depot, sources say the price reflects the custom-made equipment needed for security reasons, as well as testing and certification by the FAA.
“It’s not a contractor issue, it is a requirements issue,” said Richard Aboulafia, vice president of analysis at the Teal Group consulting firm. “It’s not getting people rich.”