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Brother, can you spare 2/3rds of your tax $s...

Postby jonnygothispen » Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:29 pm

... for more war?

https://www.thenation.com/article/penta ... socialflow
....the Pentagon receives two of every three federal tax dollars collected—after the Pentagon failed for decades to audit itself. The firms concluded, however, that the DoD’s financial records were riddled with so many bookkeeping deficiencies, irregularities, and errors that a reliable audit was simply impossible.

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Re: Brother, can you spare 2/3rds of your tax $s...

Postby Bwis53 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:18 pm

Surprised?

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Re: Brother, can you spare 2/3rds of your tax $s...

Postby Shorty » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:18 pm

Repubs want to cut social security and medicaid because we can't afford them. How about less for the pentagon instead?

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Re: Brother, can you spare 2/3rds of your tax $s...

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:41 pm

If current Pentagon accounting is as inadequate as it was when I was in the Navy, I can understand why it is so messed up. Part of my duties was to enter expenditures, but in single entry form. Later when I took a basic accounting course at UW, I found out that double entry is the norm. Otherwise shenanigans are bound to occur.

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Re: Brother, can you spare 2/3rds of your tax $s...

Postby snoqueen » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:07 pm

In addition, parts of the budget are off the record on purpose. They don't want people to know what they're spending on certain operations, or even that certain operations exist. We don't have the slightest idea how large that "black" budget even is. Quite possibly the Pentagon itself doesn't really know the totals, though we can assume certain people know their own parts of it.


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