CRS advisory board member Julie Borowski has a not-to-miss piece on Townhall.com that discusses the necessity of tackling “sacred cows” in government spending to get a handle on the federal debt. For Republicans, one sacred cow appears to be the Department of Defense.
The Pentagon still has a “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy when it comes to its spending. Taxpayers deserve to know how their money is being spent. Despite a 1990 federal law requiring all federal departments to complete an annual audit, the Department of Defense has never been formally audited.
Why not? Because the Pentagon spends money so fast that it cannot keep track of its own expenditures. Seriously.
She continues by writing, “Like all other federal government department budgets, the Pentagon budget is filled with wasteful programs and corporate welfare.”