Go to it auditors. Let’s see what’s in that mess. I mean, it sounds like even the Pentagon doesn’t know. (In fact we are almost sure that the Pentagon doesn’t have a real grasp on costs. They haven’t had to have a grasp because Republicans (and Dems too – but Dems tend to think wasting the taxpayer’s money isn’t such a big deal) have always given the military piles and piles of money.
Audit and then cut.
This is great.
If ONLY we could have a real government shutdown. How much do you want to bet that the memorials on The Mall remain open this time. (Unlike the shutdown under Obama.)
Everyone wants something.
$77 million for Capitol Hill police and the Library of Congress is a relative pittance but it is the principle that matters. If this Congress is actually “conservative” (sic) spending should go down for pretty much everything. (Including the bloated military by the way.)
But we know that the “conservatives” in Congress don’t agree with the actual shrinking of government. We’ve learned that. But they do like to talk about it.
Click here for the hyper-detailed and dynamic graph. There are some really statist statements in the data. However, on the whole, it’s pretty good. Nice resource.
We need to be cutting everywhere and there are billions and billions which should be cut from the Pentagon budget.
Sorry. Had to post this one.
Everyone loves Santa. He brings gifts. No one wants to tell the kids that maybe it’s time for Santa to rein in the outlays. That’s a real bummer. And with a seemingly unlimited debt credit card why be “responsible” anyway? Let the good times roll.
Sorry wrong holiday.
Play Stations, new bikes, and welfare for all! Debt has no consequences! Hooray!!!
But what if we got MORE if Santa never showed up?
By Ron Paul
It can be a challenge to follow the pronouncements of President Trump, as he often seems to change his position on any number of items from week to week, or from day to day, or even from minute to minute. Consider his speech last week at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). It was reported as “fiery” and “blistering,” but it was also full of contradictions.
In the speech, President Trump correctly pointed out that the last 15 years of US military action in the Middle East has been an almost incomprehensible waste of money – six trillion dollars,
How about just cuts? Government needs to get smaller on net Mr. President.
The military is big government. Real big. We spend vast vast sums on the military now. What we need is a smaller, less manpower intensive, more specialized, and less expensive military.
Military spending and the Military Industrial Complex is one of the cronyist parts of the government. But “conservatives” always give such spending a pass. They should not.
We love the cuts to other agencies but why not just give it back to the taxpayers whence it came?