Graphic: US Defense Outlays vs All Others

Corruption, Government, Military
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Tip of the Hat to Winslow Wheeler

Phi Beta Iota:  Across most if not all US Cabinet budget categories, it has been established by multiple independent audits that roughly 50% of every dollar in federal spending is fraud, waste, or abuse.  This is as true of agriculture-food and energy as it is of defense and homeland “security.”  Federal spending today mixes a complete lack of requirements analytics; industrial-era processes that are grossly ineffective; ideological and criminal misallocation of resources, and zero accountability.

See Also:

Winslow Wheeler, The Military Imbalance: How The U.S. Outspends The World, AOL Defense, 16 March 2012.