CAGW Applauds Coburn Report on Defense Waste

CAGW | December 3, 2012 

CAGW applauded Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) this month on the release of his latest waste report, The Department of Everything, which could save taxpayers $67.9 billion over 10 years by eliminating or transferring to other departments non-essential, often ludicrous expenditures within the Department of Defense (DOD).  The report, a year and a half in the making, identifies five areas of DOD’s budget that have nothing to do with protecting the country and where significant savings should be achieved:  non-military research and development,  such as breast and prostate cancer research, which could be transferred to the National Institutes of Health; education, which includes military-run schools that duplicate the work of the Department of Education and cost $50,000 per child; alternative energy programs; military-run grocery stores; and overhead, support, and supply services, where the most savings could be achieved.   “As we race toward the so-called fiscal cliff and contemplate where and how to cut the out-of-control spending across all departments, Dr. Coburn has correctly placed defense spending on the table with everything else,” said CAGW President Tom Schatz.   Read more about Sen. Coburn’s report on defense waste.

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