Pentagon waste kills more Americans than terrorism!


From CNBC here:

A Defense Department study that proposed cutting $125 billion in administrative waste from the Pentagon budget was buried amid concerns the findings would give Congress an excuse to further slash defense spending, the Washington Post reported on Monday.

The report, issued in January 2015, identified a “clear path” for the Pentagon to save $125 billion over five years by streamlining the bureaucracy through attrition and early retirements, curtailing the use of contractors and making better use of information technology, the Post said.

$125 billion is a lot of health care for a lot of people who don’t currently have it and a lot of those people will live shorter, lower quality lives because that money has been diverted into the military industrial profit gouging.

Of course, giving a lot of brown and non-white Americans health care is not nearly as exciting as blasting brown people with drones and bombs in Yemen, Pakistan, Somalia, etc.

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