Ah, the Defense budget
Posted by Amorette F. Allison (+1916) 7 years ago

Is anyone surprised? Anyone? I thought not. If you just keep pouring money into a hole without anyone every looking to see if the hole fills up, you get this. And conservatives think food stamps and social security are the problem. Uh, no.
Posted by atomicg (+1022) 7 years ago
This is ongoing and was a big story in 2001 when Rumsfeld was asked about 2 trillion that was unaacounted for in the records. That's over $7k for every person in the country. Planes hit buildings the next day and everyone just sort of forgot and now 15 years later we're desensitized and accept this as "no surprise". I'm not sure people really understand how much money the US spends. As a country we only earn a gdp of 17 trillion in recent years so misplacing 6.5 of it, even over a period of years, is pretty unacceptable.