Defense Budget Stuffed with Deception, Dishonesty and Plenty of Pork

Despite boasts of cutting earmarks (pork projects) in defense spending bills by politicians of both parties, there are enough pork projects in them to show that crony capitalism is still alive and well in Washington.

(From The American Conservative)

In truth, both parties in Congress have simply swapped the pork system for a scheme that is even more venal and underhanded.

They deceptively pay for the hidden earmarks by raiding essential accounts for soldiers’ pay and military readiness, and they readily accept hundreds of thousands of dollars in political contributions from the very contractors who received huge chunks of the billions of dollars that Congress added.