Is This What We Are Wasting All That Money to Protect Ourselves From?

By: Friday April 13, 2012 10:40 am

Yesterday North Korea decided to test one of the long range missiles and the result was a disaster for the despots ruling the small impoverished country. The rocket disintegrated soon after it launched. In a rare public admission of failure, the North Korea government admitted the satellite on the rocket had been destroyed. Watching this [...]

Looking at Our Budget and Our Actual Needs

By: Friday April 6, 2012 8:20 am

If you are truly worried about the budget deficit, which is an idiotic thing to actually be worried about at a time of incredibly low government borrowing rates and high unemployment, the place to start would be looking at the basic outline of the federal budget. From the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: As [...]

GAO: Defense Department Fails to Provide Comprehensive Cost Data

By: Tuesday February 22, 2011 12:22 pm

A new report by the Government Accountability Office found that the Department of Defense doesn’t even project or inform Congress about the potential full costs of different decisions, like theater posture plans for Europe. From GAO (PDF): DOD posture planning guidance does not require EUCOM to include comprehensive cost data in its theater posture plan [...]

Money to Give: How Defense Contracts Exacerbate and Perpetuate Our Deficit Woes

By: Wednesday February 16, 2011 3:01 pm

The American people don’t particularly like most tax increases, or any specific government spending cuts, but in general they do fear we spend too much on our military, which is also by far the largest chunk of discretionary spending in the federal budget. The latest Gallup poll found that a plurality of Americans, 39 percent, [...]