We've known about the Pentagon spending hundreds of taxpayer dollars for a toilet seat. We've reported the military paying out $135. each in taxpayer money for hammers. We thought this kind of WASTE had been brought under some kind of control. We were wrong!
The Pentagon has been spending millions of tax payers dollars sponsoring NASCAR RACECARS for a number of years now!
The Administration delivered the proposed 2012 Budget to Congress yesterday. The Defense Budget represented a 3% decrease from 2011. $670.6 billion, down from $690.5 billion last year, with NASCAR funding remaining.
A partial breakdown of where these tax dollars are going now discovers the Army sponsors Ryan Newman; the National Guard sponsors Dale Earnhardt Jr., and The Air Force sponsors AJ Allmendinger.
There are many reasons U.S. Citizens have little respect for and a healthy distrust of government. This frivolous 'NASCAR' spending is one of those reasons.
The country is in fiscal crisis. The pontificating Republicans and the 'understanding' Democrats are 'hearing' the electorate, they say. But no one from either side of the aisle saw fit to do anything about Pentagon 'NASCAR' spending, with the exception of Representative McCollum.
Congratulations go to BETTY McCOLLUM!