Coalition Letter: Pentagon Spending Should Save Taxpayer Dollars While Keeping America Safe

Today, the Coalition sent a letter to members of Congress urging them to consider reform principles for Pentagon spending that will save taxpayer dollars and keep America safe. The Center for Freedom and Prosperity, FreedomWorks, National Taxpayers Union, Taxpayers for Common Sense, and Taxpayers Protection Alliance also signed the coalition letter.

Broadly, we asked members to support these principles:

  • Support Adaptable Programs and Leverage Open Architecture
  • Pursue Clear Strategy and Requirements on the Front End
  • Prioritize Long-Term Costs and Savings

As the letter summarizes:

Our organizations and the millions of Americans we represent may not agree on all issues, but together, we believe that keeping America safe requires strong finances. We believe that avoiding fewer proprietary systems and preferential earmarks are commonsense steps in that direction. It is vital that we invest in the technologies of the future and focus on keeping citizens safe while guarding the pocketbooks of the American taxpayers.

Read the full letterĀ here.