Slush funds are nice – for the spenders. Unfortunately the taxpayers have to foot the bill in this case. And it’s a big bill.
(From Real Clear Defense)
The Defense Business Board has determined that the Pentagon wastes up to $25 billion per year on excess overhead. And the department’s profligate use of private contractors – who now number well over 600,000 and counting – costs inordinate sums of money, much of it used to perform tasks that could be done by civilian government personnel or may not need to be done at all.