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Auditors now say the military may be able to pass an audit before the end of the next decade, so at least that's something.
If we can't trim the Pentagon's budget this year, will we ever?
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Senate Republicans' $1 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Bill Includes Billions for New Fighter Jets, Attack Helicopters, and Missiles
Much of the military spending in the GOP's HEALS Act replaces funding that was redirected to pay for Trump's border wall.
The National Debt Is 'Unsustainable' and the Pentagon's Finances Are a Total Mess, Federal Audit Says
"Absent policy changes, the federal government continues to face an unsustainable long-term fiscal path," America's top auditor warns. But is anyone listening?
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Despite the failure, Pentagon officials are spinning the audit as a step in the right direction.
He's wrong on both counts.
Republicans and Democrats Spar Over Whether Defense Spending Should Increase by $20 Billion or $30 Billion
The depressing bipartisan consensus on ever-increasing defense spending shows no sign of breaking down anytime soon.
State-level licensing laws can make it nearly impossible for workers to move from place to place, and that's a particular problem for military spouses. This bipartisan proposal could be a step towards fixing it.
No one wants to consider if casually blowing things up is a good idea in the first place.
Should the Senate majority leader really be celebrating more reckless spending?
If the Space Force goes down before it ever got up on its feet, that's probably for the best.
Is another bureaucracy really going to solve the problem?
"It was not very hard" to get the spending bill through Congress, Trump said. And he's definitely right about that.
The firebrand Michigan congressman unloads on the GOP leadership's unwillingness to shrink government's size, scope, and spending.
Republicans prove yet again why they deserve to be labeled the biggest swamp spenders.
Because national defense is our government's top priority, Pentagon spending demands close scrutiny
Both parties agree on more spending and bigger deficits.
Meanwhile, Trump and congressional Republicans want to remove spending caps for the Defense Department.
Rep. Thomas Massie: 'We don't really have 218 conservatives here [who] meant what they said when they said they wanted to repeal Obamacare'
Libertarian-leaning congressman unpacks the great Ryancare 'bluff,' explains how Paul Ryan is 'more Machiavellian than even John Boehner,' and why he's 'still hopeful' about Donald Trump despite a military budget proposal that's 'the dream of the neocons'
White House denies the report but Trump's position that Germany "owes" the U.S. and the proposed massive increase in military spending don't bode well either.
No, not at all. But for military hawks, more isn't just always better, it's the only way to be patriotic.
Trump says government has to learn to do more with less, but the military doesn't.
Mattis meets with defense chiefs in Brussels.
John McCain Approves of All Trump Nominees Except the Fiscally Conservative Budget Director Who Dares Question Military Spending
The media's favorite maverick makes his priorities clear: America must stay militarily extended, forever
They want to end the 2011 sequestration that caps defense spending.
Rather than face reality, Defense Department wants to continue to peddle the fiction that it is underfunded.
More than 5,000 people work in the federal government's PR machines; more than at the Department of Education.
Rather than cut defense spending, lawmakers seek armaments the Defense Department does not need.
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Europe can afford to defend itself.
The truth about military spending.
Can Ted Cruz promise to bust the budget over military spending and still appeal to former Paul supporters?