Hey, right wingnuts! military industrial complex = big gov pork barrel!
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Well Cricketeers, as we have been reporting here for years now. The piggiest of big government pork barrels in washingtOOn is the military pork barrel! This from ap:
Commission gets grim report on wartime spending
By RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON – A new commission examining waste and corruption in wartime contracts is getting a grim report from government watchdogs who say poor planning, weak oversight and greed combined to soak U.S. taxpayers and undermine American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.
There is also this from the washingtOOn post:
Iraq Auditor Warns of Waste, Fraud In Afghanistan
By Karen DeYoung and Walter Pincus
Washington Post Staff Writers
Monday, February 2, 2009; Page A06
After five years of investigations and 250,000 pages of audits, Stuart W. Bowen Jr. wishes he could say that the $50 billion cost of the U.S. reconstruction effort in Iraq was money accounted for and well spent.
“But that’s just not happened,” Bowen said.
Instead, the largest single-country relief and reconstruction project in U.S. history — most of it done by private U.S. contractors — was full of wasted funds, fraud and a lack of accountability under what Bowen, the congressionally mandated special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction, calls an “ad hoc-racy” of lax or nonexistent government planning and supervision.
And despite the Iraq experience, he said, the United States is making many of the same mistakes again in Afghanistan, where U.S. reconstruction expenditures stand at more than $30 billion and counting.
DAGNABIT! While our young people in uniform were sent into combat in unarmored hummers and without adequate body armor. The feckless appaRATchiks in washingtOOn WASTED billions on all kinds of failed programs and scams in iraq. What a disgrace! There is simply only one way to fix the big gov pentagon pork barrel: CUT THE MILITARY BUDGET BY 50%! Then those feckless appaRATchiks with scrambled eggs on their covers and stars on their shoulders will have to learn to live on a reasonable budget! They need be put on an allowance! These idiot generals are as bad as their corpoRATe kin, the thieving bankers! MONEY IS NO OBJECT FOR THEM! This must change, and RIGHT NOW!
If labamanostra doesn’t hold the powder pidgin generals “responsible” for the ongoing military RIPOFF of the taxpayers, obamessiah has no right to claim he stands for”change”. Dirty thieving business as usual at the pentagon is not acceptable!
On a somewhat related note, this from cnnpolitics:
McConnell says GOP trying to ‘reform’ bill, not block it
(CNN) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday dismissed the idea that Republicans are trying to block passage of a massive economic stimulus plan.
“Nobody that I know of is trying to keep a package from passing,” the Kentucky senator said at a news conference Monday. “We’re trying to reform it.”
SONOFABUSH! Let’s throw mitch in a ditch! Where does he get off claiming his filthy repub party has any right to use the word “reform”? This ethically challenged idiot mitch, and the rest of the membership of the two parties of the apocalypse in washingtOOn went right along with the waste, fraud, and abuse perpetrated by labushanostra (of which mitch is a made man!) HOW DARE HE use the word “reform” in such reference? Ya wanna be a reformer mitch? Take a look at the pentagon and it’s bloated pork barrel budget! That’s where the reform need take place!
To the klinton klan kool aid drinkers and other labamanostra true believers. How exactly does the following provide us with “hope” and “change”? This also from cnnpolitics:
Gates to brief Obama on shifting troops to Afghanistan
By Barbara Starr
CNN Pentagon Correspondent
(CNN) — Defense Secretary Robert Gates will brief President Obama on Monday afternoon about specific plans for adding 15,000 troops to Afghanistan.
This is the first step in making afghanistan obamessiah’s vietnam! sweet talkin’ slim is turning into that texass idiot lbj, right before our eyes! Behold as 15,000 additional troops lead to further increases down the road. Watch as the tribal areas of pakistan are pilotless drone bombed and become the new cambodia (shades of tricky dick nixon there)! Can the khmer rouge be far behind? The bush crime family are war criminals! With this escalation in afghanistan, the obamessiah crime family make of themselves war criminals too! You labamanostra idiots will hold all “responsibility” for these latest war crimes! HOW MUCH MORE SUFFERING DO THE POOR PEOPLE OF THIS WAR TORN REGION NEED ENDURE DUE TO FAILED us FOREIGN POLICY? ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
In another somewhat related story involving mugsy mcPain, this one from ap:
McCain drops objection to Lynn appointment
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain, the Senate Armed Services Committee’s top Republican, has dropped his objection to the appointment of William Lynn, a former Raytheon lobbyist, to the No. 2 job at the Pentagon.
McCain’s decision removes a major roadblock for Lynn’s appointment, which violates President Barack Obama’s own rule against hiring lobbyists to staff the federal government.
Way to show “change” and “responsibility” huh?
Although we know we are wasting our breath, we continue to call for:
CRIMINAL PROSECUTION OF THE corpoRATe THIEVES!
THAT GOES DOUBLE FOR THE bought and prayed for republicRAT spin doctors!
The Telepathic Crickets™ on the ClapSotronics editorial board and I hope those who voted obamessiah into office are feeling guilty as sin about now!
The scientifically impossible I do right away
The spiritually miraculous takes a bit longer