pentagon spending = Waste, Fraud, and ABUSE…
This from the washington post
G.A.O. Report Points to Rise in Cost Overruns at Pentagon
WASHINGTON (AP) — Inefficient Pentagon management led to cost increases for key weapons programs that often fell short of production goals last year, government auditors said Monday.
In its sixth annual report on selected weapons purchases, the auditors, with the Government Accountability Office, found that procurement costs came in 26 percent above original estimates for 72 major weapons programs in 2007. The office also found that many programs had been delayed or produced fewer weapons than initially planned.
The report attributed the problems to inefficient Pentagon practices, including changes in requirements after weapons development had started, turnover in program management and the use of contractors.
“Every dollar spent inefficiently in developing and procuring weapons systems is less money available for many other internal and external budget priorities,” the report said.
Planned Pentagon investment in new weapons systems doubled to $1.6 trillion in 2007 from $790 billion in 2000, hitting its highest level in two decades, the report said. . .
The above article is just referring to NEW WEAPONS SYSTEMS. The pigs at the pentagon are set to receive a $108 billion “supplemental” to continue the disaster of a war. Then there’s the “regular” pentagon budget and the “black” budget. Hell, when it comes to military spending, MONEY IS NO OBJECT for the ruling elite in washingtOOn.
The three stooges:
The stooges and their co-conspirators in the house and senate will pass these out of control military spending bills without so much as a how do you do. The war criminal in chief will sign them into law and the theft of our treasure will continue.
How will the repubs and dems continue to pay for this pentagon waste, fraud, and abuse?
In the mean time we can all look forward to HUGE CUTS IN PROGRAMS THAT PROVIDE THIS:
This wasteful military spending will lead to more of this:
And will force more and more of US to live like this:
WE cannot continue to spend more then half our federal budget on wasteful military expenditures. That’s OUR tax dollars being pissed away by the two parties of the apocalypse. There is ONLY ONE PERSON RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT THAT WILL PUT A STOP TO THIS THEFT OF OUR BLOOD AND TREASURE:
The telepathic crickets and I hope that YOU will vote Nader in November, lest we wind up with the same old waste, fraud and abuse from the dem and repub thieves!
The scientifically impossible I do right away
The spiritually miraculous takes a bit longer