The “Heritage Foundation” is one of those right-wing propaganda mills that infest Washington DC like flies on shyte.
The flies are now whining that the U.S. government gives out more money to average Americans via Medicare and Social security than it gives to ultra-rich military contractors who produce junk weapons systems with endless cost overruns.
Here’s a chart they offer…
Sewage Heritage Foundation makes no mention of the countless billions spent for “off-budget” items like the “intelligence community,” whose parasites collect over $50 billion a year for watching kiddie porn inside ultra-secure facilities. Nor do they mention “Overseas Contingency Operations,” which fund the wars, plus who knows what else. This is a slush fund that no one can audit, since it is classified “off-budget” for reasons of “national security.” The billions go to rich people, and to well-connected insiders. How many billions? No one knows. The Pentagon itself is so vast that it cannot be audited, so we don’t know if the figures in this chart are anywhere near the truth. Much of the Pentagon’s regular funding isn’t even classified, and we still don’t know where the money goes.
Even right-wing blogs (for the most part) lament that the no one can audit these countless billions. The Defense Contract Auditing Agency (DCAA) has five regional offices and over a hundred field offices. These parasites collect over half a billion dollars a year to audit Department of Defense contracts, but in practice, their job is to prevent auditing, and to protect the monopolies of giants like Boeing, Raytheon, Northrup-Grumman, Lockheed-Martin, and so on. The DCAA has a 24,000-case backup of audits that will never be done.
By contrast, the U.S. government can account for almost every penny that is paid out in Medicare and Social Security benefits. A small amount of this money is lost to fraud, but all fraudsters are caught sooner or later. With military funding, no one has any idea who collects all the trillions of dollars.
If you think I exaggerate, then Google the words “Pentagon audit,” and you will see that I am not.
So whine on,
Sewage Heritage Foundation. You are liars who defend rich parasites.