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LittleApple81 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-03 10:09 AM
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Military stashes covert millions - at least $20 Million
And remember that now they will eliminate Pentagon audits because they never could find where the money was... so why bother with an audit?

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TAMPA - The U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base inflated budget proposals at the Pentagon's request last year to hide $20-million from Congress, according to documents obtained by the St. Petersburg Times.

Special Operations officials divided the money among six projects so the money would not attract attention. They also instructed their own budget analysts not to mention it during briefings with congressional aides, the documents show.

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http://www.sptimes.com/2003/09/28/Tampabay/Military_sta...
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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-03 10:13 AM
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1. The pentagon audit team is amazingly small in number - an outside
Audit review, new audit controls are long overdue.

The hide the money for special needs so as to avoid Congress folks - read Iran-Contra grads - are into a trust us because we are patriots mode -

I am into Democracy - seems to be a conflict.

We need a Pentagon Audit review - now.
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LittleApple81 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-03 10:16 AM
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2. I read in DU that they are going to eliminate audits... n/t
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realFedUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-03 10:27 AM
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3. There's a story here....
Hope it's picked up by others.
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realFedUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-03 10:51 AM
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4. kick
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revcarol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-29-03 10:53 AM
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5. Why isn't Graham hammering on this?
It's taking place in HIS state.

Oh, but we can't offend the military?
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