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Wasteful Department of Defense Spending

By on November 5, 2015 in Current Events, Politics with 2 Comments

There’s no question that the Department of Defense is an egregiously wasteful organization. Whether you’re looking at the big picture (like occupying a country for more than a decade for no good reason) or zooming in a bit (to local recruiting offices, individual projects, or even military advertising), there’s no shortage of waste to be found. In a country where 610,042 people are homeless, the outstanding student debt balance comes in at more than $1.2 trillion, more than 16 million children (22% of all children in the country) live in families with incomes below the federal poverty level, and millions of people can’t afford health insurance, surely there is no shortage of worthy causes for taxpayer dollars. However, the Department of Defense is seemingly unconcerned about education and child poverty – because it continues to burn taxpayer dollars in some of the most outlandish ways possible.

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