Originally Posted by Deathmoney07
An audit(if done properly) would most likely decrease the budget. I agree about civilians and such, being medical we waste so much on worthless civilians. It's a bit crazy honestly. There are so many thing the military doesn't need, but because we have the extra money in our budget lets go on a spending spreee!!! YAY!
Yeah. There are tons of places to cut spending. Civilians is one. We have about 3-4 civilans in my shop that hold positions that military folks usually hold.. someone created their positions about 30 years ago and no one has questioned why they are here.. It is ridiculous. I am sure that is the case in a lot of places.
We maintain a ton of bases. A RIDICULOUS amount of over seas bases. That gets expensive.
The simultaneous wars isn't exactly helping with the budget issue either..
Honestly, the fact that the defense budget is the highest in the world and doubles our next closest competitor is an issue. Because we have fallen to well below 20th place world wide for things like, healthcare, education, science, mortality rate etc... Which I guess are not priorities.
Oh well. No matter what happens I have a job tomorrow if I want it (and even if I dont).