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Spending more and more on the Pentagon budget does not make us safer. It merely puts money in the pockets of rich defense contractors… Danielle Brian, the executive director of the Project on Government Oversight, highlights the reasons why our Pentagon budget is so bloated.

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Spending more and more on the Pentagon budget does not make us safer. It merely puts money in the pockets of rich defense contractors.

Danielle Brian, the executive director of the Project on Government Oversight, highlights the reasons why our Pentagon budget is so bloated in this Burning Issues segment. Burning Issues features analysis from progressive experts on issues of global concern in the 2016 presidential campaign.

Burning Issues, Campaign for America’s Future

As cited by Danielle Brian, weapons cost far more than they should because…

  • We buy weapons before we know how to build them.
  • Political engineering, which is when a weapons system has a part of it built in every single Congressional District.
  • The revolving door, which is when people inside the Pentagon look for their next job with the companies with whom they are doing business now.

There’s a way to fix this wastefully expensive and inefficient process. Brian continues by explaining the main elements of procurement reform…

  • Not buying weapons until they have been tested.
  • Block the revolving door between Pentagon employees and defense contractors.
  • Audit the Pentagon, which Bernie Sanders has supported:

For more information and updates, visit Project on Government Oversight (POGO). The POGO Mission, as stated on their website, is noted below:

Founded in 1981, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is a nonpartisan independent watchdog that champions good government reforms. POGO’s investigations into corruption, misconduct, and conflicts of interest to achieve a more effective, accountable, open, and ethical federal government.

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