Part of my distain for republicans has to do with their hypocrisy of being fiscally responsible. Many are too preoccupied making sure that a poor person doesn’t get a hunk of cheese or a nice piece of steak or any other program that helps people. Yet when it comes to defense spending it is spend baby spend. Yes, I know that part of this is a jobs issue but pentagon waste is out of control.

Here are a few examples:

The Human Terrain System (HTS) This program set up to teach solders about the culture of the country being occupied. Has been called racist, sexist, and wasteful by Army generals cost $600 million and next year will get a $15 million increase in budget.

The Human Terrain System (HTS) This program set up to teach solders about the culture of the country being occupied. Has been called racist, sexist, and wasteful by Army generals cost $600 million and next year will get a $15 million increase in budget.

 

Aircraft carriers have been called obsolete but that didn’t stop the pentagon from buying a new one with a $15 billion ticket price.

The Navy has a new green fleet runs on ineffective biofuel which rather than the normal fuel price of $2.50, cost $26 a gallon and burns twice as fast.

The Navy has a new green fleet runs on ineffective biofuel which rather than the normal fuel price of $2.50, cost $26 a gallon and burns twice as fast.

The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) the state of the art new battle ships that leak, have trouble with propulsion and have faulty computer systems the 55 ships ordered will only cost $30 billion dollars to build.

The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) the state of the art new battle ships that leak, have trouble with propulsion and have faulty computer systems the 55 ships ordered will only cost $30 billion dollars to build.

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Ode to the F-35 jet fighter, 12 years of development and $400 billion already spent these beauties cant fly yet. They are expected to overcome that fault once they soak up a proposed $1 trillion

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Hot air balloon for air surveillance in Afghanistan cost was  only $2.7 billion and it doesn’t work.

$50,000 to investigate if the African elephant could be used to sniff out bombs

 

And so much more that I don’t have room to list here. The point is this wont get fixed because Lockheed Martin, Halliburton and others make to much money from waste. They can control the fear of masses and make it too scary to think about cutting the defense budget.