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Boondoggle, Inc: Making Sense of the $1.25 Trillion National Security State Budget

Boondoggle, Inc: Making Sense of the $1.25 Trillion National Security State Budget

William Hartung, Mandy Smithberger

In its latest budget request, the Trump administration is asking for a near-record $750 billion for the Pentagon and related defense activities, an astonishing figure by any measure. If passed by Congress, it will, in fact, be one of the largest military budgets in American history, topping peak levels reached during the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

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Once again we see that Bin Laden won the fight, and the war. We have a Nazi-like fear based loss of freedom here. We have border agents that look like swarms of ants preying on Trump’s dead eyeballs. Dozens of government vehicles parked, doing nothing. Airports are anxiety creating machines that need reforming. Maybe eliminate airport ultra security and advertise: “Fly at your own risk.”

War and bogus national security.
I think we are getting a sense of where Timothy McVagh’s head was at.
1.25 trillion here, 1.5 in tax cuts, start money for a whole (new) branch of the armed forces, the “Space Force,” which I cynically believe already exists secretly, etc.
Who wouldn’t want Trump and his henchmen swimming around in all that money? Many of us, that’s who.

“Boondoggle, Inc.”
Not at all, this whole ordeal is NOT a boondoggle, it’s well planned thievery, including letting a defense contractor write their new accounting software to ensure the Pentagon cannot be accurately audited.
New headline: “Military Mafia, Inc: The reason we can’t afford nice things”

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