Pentagon Finances Still ‘Unauditable’

By: Thursday May 15, 2014 1:30 pm

Though we live in the age of austerity, at least concerning the 99%, the Department of Defense gets around $600 billion a year. More funds than any other military in the world. More funds than the next ten highest spending countries combined.

So what happens to all that money once it enters the Pentagon?

 

NYT Does Hilarious April Fools Joke on Budget Reporting

By: Wednesday April 2, 2014 3:21 pm

The NYT took advantage of April Fools Day to do budget reporting that provided no information to almost all of its readers. An article on the budget introduced by Paul Ryan, the Republican head of the House Budget Committee, told readers how much the budget proposes to cut over the next decade in dollar terms. Since virtually no one has any idea of how much the government will spend over the next decade, this information is meaningless to almost everyone who reads the New York Times.

Pentagon Plans Shift From Occupation Armies to Assassinations and Cyberwarfare

By: Monday February 24, 2014 10:20 am

After a decade of pratfalls in the Middle East with occupation armies that became easy targets for opposing militants, the Department of Defense is making some changes. In a new budget plan spearheaded by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, the Pentagon will be reducing the army to levels not seen since before World War II.

Late Night: Watching and Waiting for the Next Shutdown

By: Sunday January 26, 2014 8:00 pm

Last week, Jon Walker stated the following: “It will be interesting to see if Republicans have finally learned their lesson and will just quietly raise the debt limit or if they again try to play games for weeks by making demands that will eventually go unmet.”

Guess what? They’re baaack…

Military Pension Cuts Stay In Ryan-Murray Bill

By: Wednesday December 18, 2013 8:10 am

One provision of the bill that seemed to be so atrocious even the compromise at any price Democrats would fold on was the attack on military pensions. But no, while the budget is an incredible reckless give away to campaign contributors the defense industry when it comes to the lowly soldiers themselves that’s where the Democratic Party drew the line.

Budget Deal Set to Clear Senate

By: Tuesday December 17, 2013 12:10 pm

There is not much positive to say about this budget deal except for that fact that it helps temporarily kill the push for a grand bargain.

Ryan-Murray Budget: Dimon ‘Thank You’, Pelosi ‘Embrace The Suck’

By: Friday December 13, 2013 6:42 am

The Ryan-Murray budget deal to restore profligate military spending and cut the pension system is not winning many supporters. But not everyone is displeased with the Ryan-Murray budget deal. Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan said he sent an email to Ryan and Murray profusely thanking them and that the deal is a sign of good things to come.

Ryan-Murray Budget Deal Announced To Remove Defense Cuts

By: Wednesday December 11, 2013 6:55 am

Representative Paul Ryan and Senator Patty Murray announced a budget deal yesterday. The deal replaces $63 billion in sequester cuts over two years and cuts an additional $23 billion in long term deficits. The deal will restore defense spending. The funding comes from increased fees for air travel and cuts to federal worker pension programs.

Congress Jamming $607 Billion Defense Bill Through Before Christmas

By: Tuesday December 10, 2013 7:03 am

It’s that time of year again, when important bills are quickly rushed through Congress and people are told there is no time to think about it. So it was yesterday that the final version of the Defense Bill was unveiled with backers telling everyone there is no time to debate.

Late Night: I Called the GOP’s Second Shutdown Jones Two Weeks Ago

By: Sunday December 8, 2013 8:00 pm

Who could have predicted that the GOP’s Suicide Caucusers, the same people who signed the Meadows Letter, the same people who started planning the October 2013 shutdown nine months earlier, would be stupid enough to try it again?

Well, me, for one.

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