When will our government stop blowing our money?
American citizens are burdened with heavy taxes. Billions of dollars are taken out of workers’ and businesses’ pockets to fund state and federal government. And while we are told the taxes go toward important needs and programs, we often learn just how much money our government wastes.
Millions upon millions of dollars go to fund pointless studies, corrupt “non-profit” agencies, or government programs that handout benefits to people who abuse the system. We hear about road and building projects that take years to finish, or never get done, burning through our cash.
Worse yet, we learn just how much our elected officials get paid–salaries, by the way, that they set for themselves.
It only got worse under President Obama, who seemed to act like a teen with daddy’s credit card. He spend our cash like nobody was watching; the sad reality is, nobody was.
Much of our money is spent on the military. Most Americans are willing to accept that fact, because our Armed Forces keep us safe. But thanks to Obama, even the Pentagon is guilty of waste and large sums of money go to empty causes.
We just didn’t think it would be as bad as this.
From Conservative Tribune:
Millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars were being foolishly wasted paying for the salaries of non-existent “ghost” soldiers and policemen in Afghanistan under the Obama administration, but no more.
According to the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, John Sopko, who recently sat down for an interview with Sharyl Attkinson of Full Measure, the ongoing problem may have been worse than anyone realized, but was being addressed by President Donald Trump’s Pentagon…
“What we’re talking about are policemen, Afghan policemen, Afghan military, Afghan civil servants who don’t exist or they have multiple identity cards and we’re paying their salaries,” he explained. “By ‘we’ I mean the United States and the international community. And we started finding out that we had no capacity to measure the number of soldiers, teachers, doctors, military people who we are paying their salaries.”
Fox News reported […] that the fraud could have amounted to more than $300 million annually.
Not only that, but cash that went to fund schools in the region were being wasted, as the schools lied about how many students were enrolled in order to demand more money.
It’s shocking to think that this kind of waste was going on and our government did nothing. It seemed like Obama loved to spend other people’s money. It didn’t even matter that it was being wasted! Obama had the checkbook and he loved giving out our cash!
So Obama withdrew troops from Afghanistan, to allow the Taliban to regain control, but was still sending huge amounts of cash?
Wouldn’t it have made sense to keep a few soldiers over there, to make sure our money wasn’t being wasted? Of course not, that would have made too much sense! And when did Obama ever do anything sensible?
Only now, after $300 million of our dollars were wasted is the government cracking down. And it took an entire change in leadership to make it happen.
More and more we should be thankful that Trump is our president.
Source: Conservative Tribune