The Pentagon’s Bookkeeping Is Atrocious: The Books Are Wrong On Everything
If everything is a mess and the government keeps it a mess (essentially on purpose) it’s very hard to find out what is missing, has been paid for twice (or more), and so on. It is the taxpayer’s money, but there seems little concern at the Pentagon.
“It’s organized so badly that when the Pentagon at the end of every year goes to ask for more money for the next year…they invent the numbers because they have no audit trail. They submit all those numbers to the Congress, saying we spent this on that, but they don’t actually have the documents,” he said.