October 5, 2009


The Government Accountability Office (GAO) uncovers the Defense Contract Auditing Agency (DCAA) falsifying records and, generally, not doing it's job of making sure our tax money spent on defense is being used properly and efficiently. 

Some members of Congress are so disturbed by failures and malfeasance described in a recent government report that they are considering removing the agency that audits hundreds of billions of dollars in Defense Department contracts from Pentagon supervision.

One legislator said he felt physically sickened by the report.

Although I find it laughable that a member of Congress would be physically sickened by uncovering government waste (are there no mirrors in the congressional bathrooms?), perhaps the Pentagon is not the proper agency to be auditing defense contractors.

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