Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Audit the Pentagon - Faking Numbers and Epic Waste for over 20 years

If the GOP wants to cut fraud and waste, start with the Pentagon instead of whacking on social security and food stamps for our most vulnerable. In the last 20 years the trillions spent on defense have NEVER been audited to see what happened to the money.  It is so bad that even wounded warriors are not getting paid their benefits properly. Here is a recent "Business Insider" article on the problem.

The Pentagon has a budget larger than the next 14 countries put together - including China and Russia. While it spends nearly $600 Billion a year, no one knows where the money goes because it has "thousands" of different accounting systems that cannot communicate with other systems.

"At the DFAS offices that handle accounting for the Army, Navy, Air Force and other defense agencies, fudging the accounts with false entries is standard operating procedure, Reuters has found. And plugging isn't confined to DFAS (pronounced DEE-fass). Former military service officials say record-keeping at the operational level throughout the services is rife with made-up numbers to cover lost or missing information."

Mr. Cornyn has been in the U.S. Senate since 2002 and has done NOTHING to correct this drain on the U.S. economy. The Senate National Security Committee is debating the next defense budget now. The Pentagon keeps putting off the audit. It is still storing plastic explosives that are 30 years old instead of destroying them. We don't even know how much it is paying to store obsolete equipment for decades.

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If elected, I would insist that the Pentagon not remain the only federal agency that is not subject to annual audits.


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