posted on Nov, 28 2009 @ 04:11 PM
reply to post by Janky Red
What makes you so sure??? Do you trust the government that much?
Ive done the research and I've read the reports. In addition, I've spent 20 plus years marveling at the ever growing bureaucracy that is the
Pentagon as a member of the military. Its not a matter of trust, its a matter of experience on how jacked up bureaucracies get.
You do realize that the Pentagon, was supposed to become a record storing warehouse after World War II right? It didnt. In the name of efficiency
and "streamlining" the defense of our country, they quickly filled the Pentagon. Now there are literally dozens of buildings to oversee the Defense
Department and during the information age the DoD never gave specs for a computer network for the DoD as a whole. As such, there were a DOZEN
separate networks in the Pentagon itself that dealt with finance issues and half of them couldnt talk to the other half.
There were almost a dozen different finance sites across the US that handled our pay. Each service had their own finance services, again, with
systems that didnt talk to those of the other services. So yes, there were quite a few occasions where someone made an adjustment in an account
because they knew the money got spent in this area, but they did not have the paperwork to show it.
Case in point, anytime I go on orders to a class, a meeting, deployment, I file travel vouchers that list my expenses, however, unless the expense is
over 75 dollars, I do not have to have a receipt. So the pay technician that processes my voucher will cut the check to pay my voucher, knowing that,
by law/regulation, I am owed that money......but they cannot prove that I actually spent it. So they pay the voucher, make the accounting entries,
but they dont have proof that I spent all 320 dollars I was entitled to.
And Congress' solution, is to always add one more layer of bureaucracy to "fix" the problems....which causes even more problems and waste.
[edit on 28-11-2009 by Swampfox46_1999]