Showers of Cash for Pentagon Contractors

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(From Taxpayers for Common Sense)

But if you’re a Pentagon contractor, you’re loving the fact that the House Appropriations Committee is causing showers of fresh cash to fall. At the end of 2016 we produced a “Candy Canes for Contractors” chart that showed all the procurement and research and development programs that were in the FY16 “Taxibus” spending bill but were never in the original President’s Budget Request. Not counting programs the Congress merely added funding to, the House and Senate spent more than  $4.6 billion on projects and programs for which the Pentagon requested nothing, zippo, and nada last year.

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