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Defense Crony Capitalism: “bill pays for three littoral combat ships despite the Navy’s request for just a single ship and Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer’s insistence that no more were needed.”

One of the hardest things to convey to many “conservatives” is the degree of cronyism built into the defense business. The military is big government too. Massive government. But the military is the way Republicans (particularly) redistribute taxpayer money to...

Why the Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Much Anything Costs

“You don’t own that plane, the American taxpayers do.” – ‘Stinger’ in Top Gun It is ridiculous, and in many respects it insults the American taxpayer. (From Popular Mechanics) Defense Secretary James Mattis made some frank remarks about the...

Democrats moving even further to the left

If they do there is the very real possibility that they will be hammered. But on the other hand the corporatist Obama/Pelosi/Schumer/Clinton wing is bankrupt intellectually. The thing is, things cost money. And the middle class will be the ones...

Pentagon Shows Bumpy Progress Toward Curbing Improper Payments

“Bumpy” huh? (From GovExec.com) As the agency with the largest budget, the Defense Department continues to make shaky progress in the governmentwide push to reduce improper payments, the Pentagon’s inspector general reported on Friday. The watchdog’s required annual review of fiscal 2017...