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  •  Department not agency (0+ / 0-)

    I know, nobody outside the beltway cares... but DoD is a department, not an agency.  ;)

    A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both. - Dwight David Eisenhower

    by Mestral on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 06:54:23 PM PST

    •  DoD is a real problem for Republicans (0+ / 0-)

      It is on the right side of racism and Global Warming, and more recently LGBT rights, some women's rights, and even trying to turn down some of the money the Rs keep shoving at military contractors.

      Racism, bigotry, misogyny, Mammonism,…that only leaves warmongering, particularly Crusaderism and Armageddon, but we're getting out of Afghanistan next year, staying out of Syria, and relentlessly not bombing Iran. With all of that, what is DoD even for?

      ^_^

      Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

      by Mokurai on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 07:03:35 PM PST

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      •  follow the money (0+ / 0-)

        "the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) was unable to provide an audit opinion on the 2010 financial statements of the US Government because of 'widespread material internal control weaknesses, significant uncertainties, and other limitations'.[15] The GAO cited as the principal obstacle to its provision of an audit opinion 'serious financial management problems at the Department of Defense that made its financial statements unauditable'."

        In other words, a significant portion of the DoD's budget - comprising almost 20% total federal spending - cannot be accounted for.

        Wiki

        A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both. - Dwight David Eisenhower

        by Mestral on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 07:40:02 PM PST

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