After complaining for years that it was starved for cash, the Pentagon now says it may have more money than it can possibly spend.

 

Remember folks, as you prepare your taxes, this is YOUR money being spent.

(From Stars and Stripes)

“We have a year’s worth of money…and five months to spend it,” Gen. Glenn Walters, the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, warned at a Senate Armed Services Committee budget hearing.

Critics say that giving the military more money than it can absorb invites waste and abuse, warning that the Pentagon has a long history of overpayments, cost overruns and fiscal shenanigans.

“They cried wolf and now they have more than they can possibly put to use,” said Mandy Smithberger, the director of the Center for Defense Information, a policy organization critical of Pentagon budget practices. “I think it’s dangerous because you are going to see a use-it-or-lose-it kind of spending.”

Just abuse of the taxpayer. Simple as that.

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