http://themoderatevoice.com/100125/d...e-contractors/The Defense Department paid $285 billion in two years to about 100 contractors who were defrauding taxpayers between 2007 and 2009. About $15 billion was spent on contractors who at the time were either suspended or debarred for misusing taxpayer funds, according to its audit report released Wednesday.
The military is a hands-off special group favored by many Republicans, except for Tea Party darling Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky. Democrats, mostly those who have questioned the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, insist it is prudent to whack waste, fraud and weapons programs even the Pentagon admits donít work.
According to Amanda Terkel of the Huffington Post, the audit report said the Pentagon also spent $270 billion on 91 contractors involved in civil fraud cases that resulted in judgments of more than $1 million. Another $682 million went to 30 contractors convicted of criminal fraud.
Thank you Military Industrial Complex.