Ho Hum, Pentagon Style
"Culture of corruption" was a phrase used to describe SNAP recipients who overspent their limits. When overspending occurs with the Pentagon, it's business as usual.
I'm feeling faint and am clutching my jewel-encrusted dog tags. Please roll out the camouflage fainting couch.
From the mouthpiece of the Cominterm, the Washington Post. Leave it to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to bring up the uncomfortable reality of defense procurement overruns, focusing initially on an added $500 million needed for the CVN-78 -- the USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier whose cost overruns have grown to $2 billion.
McCain went on to ask Air Force Chief of Staff Gen.l Mark Welsh III: "Has anybody been fired because of the cost overruns of the F-35? I don't think so." As of March 2013, GAO had put the F-35 cost overruns at $1.2 billion.