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originally posted by: LightSpeedDriver
a reply to: OccamsRazor04
So we're back to Rumsfeld's statement of basically "It's not missing, we just can't account what we spent it on"?
If any business did that, they would have major problems with the government/finance institutions/IRS I would think.
WP - Chief Financial Officers, US
The Chief Financial Officers Act, enacted in 1990, created a chief financial officer in each of 23 federal agencies. This was intended to improve the government's financial management and develop standards of financial performance and disclosure. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) holds primary responsibility for financial management standardization and improvement. Within OMB, the Deputy Director for Management, a position established by the CFO Act, is the chief official responsible for financial management.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: LightSpeedDriver
And you're not responsible for several thousand programs running somewhere near a trillion dollars annually, that had little to no oversight when being set up. Yes, it's a badly broken system, no one denies that, but it's not going to get fixed overnight.
Form: GSA49 Requisition/Procurement Request for Equipment, Supplies or Services Current Revision Date: 07/1991
originally posted by: CriticalStinker
originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: 727Sky
Unaccounted for is not the same as missing. If I go fill up my gas tank and spend $50 and don't keep the receipt that money is now unaccounted for.
In the context of government and taxpayers.... Unaccounted for us missing.
See, at work if I use $50 to fill up a gas tank and don't keep the receipt.... That money is missing.
originally posted by: 727Sky
even with military spending a whopping $500 for a carpenters hammer and 800 dollars for toilet seat that money could buy a lot of either...Oops sorry that was a while back (1990s ?) and supposedly they were going to fix that....