Originally Posted by patteeu
But let's be clear, we will never completely eliminate waste and to the extent that we can identify it and eliminate it, it won't represent much of a reduction in spending.
From the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan:
"At least $31 billion, and possibly as much as $60 billion, has been lost to
contract waste and fraud in America’s contingency operations in Iraq and
Afghanistan. Much more will turn into waste as attention to continuing
operations wanes, as U.S. support for projects and programs in Iraq and Afghanistan
declines, and as those efforts are revealed as unsustainable."
That is just one example. It's out there. It just needs to be exposed and axed.