Thursday, December 13, 2012

7 absurd ways the military wastes taxpayer dollars -

  •  A whole battalion of generals? There are  nearly 1,000 generals and admirals in the U.S. armed forces, and each has an entourage that would make a Hollywood star jealous.
  •  The generals’ flotillas. For the top brass, not bad at all. According to a Washington Post investigation, each top commander has his own C-40 jet, complete with beds on board. Many have chefs who deserve their own four-star restaurants. The generals’ personal staff include drivers, security guards, secretaries and people to shine their shoes and iron their uniforms. - the staff provided to top generals and admirals can top $1 million — per general.
  •  Scandals.
  • Warped sense of reality.
  • Military golf.  The Pentagon, for example, runs a staggering 234 golf courses around the world, at a cost that is undisclosed.
  • The Army goes rolling along!” The Department of Defense (DoD) also spends $500 million annually on marching bands.
  • The Pentagon-to-Lockheed pipeline. 

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