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Old 12-05-2016, 11:17 PM
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More background office workers on the payroll than men in uniform. Then hiding the report. Almost as bad as having unsecured communications systems used for secret communications. Is the Pentagon above the law as well?
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Who is to audit the government? The IRS? It is good that they seem to be getting caught more frequently. Let the finger pointing begin.

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Old 12-06-2016, 06:32 AM
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Who is to audit the government? The IRS? It is good that they seem to be getting caught more frequently. Let the finger pointing begin.

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Most governments have a Dept of "Inspector General". Out here in this "third world nation" it is called the "Public Protector" and this office has unlimited powers to investigate anyone or any public service, including the president.
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Yep, the military industrial complex is alive and thriving. Ike warned us about this one.

Military purchases are often not based on the need for a particular product. All too often military purchases are made at the insistence of political criminals in the US congress.
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We will begin reducing troop #'s in "the sandbox". The part they don't tell you is for every uniformed soldier sent home "10" private contractors come in. Right Blackwater & Halliburton?
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Old 12-09-2016, 06:05 AM
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Military purchases are often not based on the need for a particular product. All too often military purchases are made at the insistence of political criminals in the US congress.
Much of the time, those purchases are made regarding budgets. A boat load of widgets must be bought before the end of the FY or that amount of money will not be available next FY. The system is not structured to be cost effective.
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Old 12-09-2016, 06:38 AM
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Much of the time, those purchases are made regarding budgets. A boat load of widgets must be bought before the end of the FY or that amount of money will not be available next FY. The system is not structured to be cost effective.
Saw this at both federal and state agencies.
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Old 12-09-2016, 06:50 AM
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Well... having been exactly there in the military I may disagree about the system being ineffective to cost. The people within that system who should budget early, and stay on budget by good planning (understanding lead times) often are plain lazy or plainly useless - so at the end of the year, simply because it is budget time again, they need to do do these reckless expenditures.

The departemental director of course has his own head on the block so he again authorises the expenditure. THAT does not kick the butt of the lazy staff officers, though.
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Old 12-09-2016, 07:47 AM
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It seems to be the trend in this country for people spending public dollars to focus on 'empire building' rather than getting the job done. Have also seen it at the corporate level. Gradually increase staff and hope no one notices. Never mind whether the results are accomplished or not.

Part of the issue seems to be that public jobs are more difficult to fire people from for poor performance. Any company that makes it difficult to get rid of problem employees soon suffers the same fate - a bloated payroll with no way to control it.

There may be no other way to avoid it than to have good accountability/auditing. I've worked in examples of both and it is pretty disgusting when you cannot get rid of useless people. Companies will go out of business doing that, but governments just print more money, or raise taxes.
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