Tuesday, February 15, 2011

PENTAGON FUNDS NASCAR! Why is the MILITARY Spending Taxpayer $$$ Sponsoring Racecars? A Most Disgusting Disconnect!

Dale Earnhardt-Nascar

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.

Congresswoman McCollum
Today, U.S. Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-Minn) introduced amending legislation (to the Defense budget) to 'keep any military branch from sponsoring racecars'! 

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. 

AJ Allmendinger
About $50. million was spent in 2009, with the Army alone spending $11.6 million in 2009.

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!



  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fSRxZ0mjT0&feature=player_embedded

  2. 4/8/11 Update: with all the rancor about about budgetary issues; and with the possibility of a complete government shutdown, about $50 million remains in the defense budget (untouched by those who yell the loudest about government waste).