Sunday, April 10, 2016

ADVICE FOR BERNIE SANDERS


Republicans keep asking Bernie how he’s going to pay for free public college education for all.  Why doesn’t he say “From waste, fraud, and abuse in the Pentagon”

In the years following the 9/11 attacks, the United States and its allies have fought a continuous war. The taxpayer tab for the war totals about $5 trillion, or $16,000 per person, according to Brown University’s Watson Institute for International StudiesIn the years following the 9/11 attacks, the United States and its allies have fought a continuous war on terror. The taxpayer tab for the war totals about $5 trillion, or $16,000 per person, according to Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies.

Most of this money went for unnecessary wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and to buttress our incompetent Middle Eastern allies. 

Too, war contractors have been rewarded by a bought off congress (read campaign contributions/bribes).  An example is the failed F-35 combat aircraft.  It’s cost has been $1.4 trillion and tens of billions in projected cost overruns because of design flaws. 

Partly because of its convoluted bookkeeping systems, $8.5 trillion—yes, trillion—taxpayer dollars doled out by Congress since 1996 has never been accounted for.

Come on Bernie!