17 Jul '11, 6pm

Why is the Most Wasteful Government Agency Not Part of the Deficit Discussion? #nowar #pentagon

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Politics and Democracy page and our Planting Peace page . In all the talk about the federal deficit, why is the single largest culprit left out of the conversation? Why is the one part of government that best epitomizes everything conservatives say they hate about government-- waste, incompetence, and corruption-all but exempt from conservative criticism? Of course, I'm talking about the Pentagon. Any serious battle plan to reduce the deficit must take on the Pentagon. In 2011 military spending accounted for more than 58 percent of all federal discretionary spending and even more if the interest on the federal debt that is related to military spending were added. In the last ten years we have spent more than $7.6 trillion on military and homeland security according to the National Priorities Project. When debt c...

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