The Department of Defense Has Misplaced It’s Wallet, With $8.5 Trillion Inside of It.
I’m cruising the web yesterday, and I came across this little nugget. Reuters has undergone quite an extensive investigation into the Department of Defense, and has discovered that since 1996, approximately $8.5 Trillion dollars has gone unaccounted for. Where the hell is all that money? Did anybody check under Dick Cheney’s mattress? There have been 3 presidents since this money has started to disappear, and not one of them has so much as made a mention about an investigation. Of course who wants to bite the hand that feeds? The Pentagon may have “misplaced” this money, but they are still lining the pockets of anyone who happens to be in the business of doing business with the DoD.
The main issue is that the DoD has no accountability. In 1990, a federal law was passed mandating that every agency be audited. So far, the pentagon has done no such thing. They are to date, the only agency to not comply. Why would they? They are the biggest bully on the block. Compliance with federal standards is certainly way beneath them.
$8.5 Trillion could solve a lot of our countries problems right now. How many roads and bridges would that buy? How many new housing projects for the poor and homeless would be completed with this money? How many new college students might there be, with programs financed by this missing loot? I could go on and on about where this money could have been better spent. This is money that could have been spent in government programs that actually have transparency and accountability, not cloak and dagger incompetence.
I want to know where the fuck this money went, don’t you?