Friday, December 09, 2016

McCaskill: I will get to the bottom of suppression of $125 billion in waste study

(From Sen. Claire McCaskill)

I'm going to get to the bottom of this.

According to a Washington Post exposé published this week, the Pentagon buried a report that exposed $125 billion of waste in their budget:

"Pentagon leaders had requested the study to help make their enormous back-office bureaucracy more efficient and reinvest any savings in combat power. But after the project documented far more wasteful spending than expected, senior defense officials moved swiftly to kill it by discrediting and suppressing the results."

If true, this is unacceptable—and today I told the Department of Defense that I want a full copy of this study, along with any background data.

The American people deserve to know if—while some in Congress were busy debating cuts to vital services, furloughing employees, and threatening working peoples' pensions—the Department of Defense knew it could be saving the American people billions and billions of dollars... and did nothing.

I'm going to get to the bottom of this, you have my word.


Concerned citizen said...

Fair Claire is off and running for 2018....wish she cared enough about greater waste in other areas of government...Josh Hawley for Senate in 2018!

Harvey Hutchinson said...

Peter Kinder or Bev Randles would both eat her lunch.
There are 25 vulnerable Democrat Senators in '18; and I think she leads the parade due to her miserable performance. She should just throw it in, and go hang with her sister Hillary

Anonymous said...

She could be leaving the seat warm for Jay Nixon