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Pentagon Officials Allowed Workers to Use Government Credit Cards at Strip Clubs

 

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The initial 2015 audit discovered that workers spent nearly $100,000 at various strip clubs and related adult-oriented establishments, which kinda sounds like nothing when compared with the estimated $1 million spent at casinos. As for how exactly such charges are allowed to exist, the report's findings suggest that Defense Travel Management Office officials and DoD management did not properly explain how the travel cards should be used. Furthermore, DoD officials were not adequately trained on how to discipline those found to have misused the cards. For the complete rundown, read the full report right here.

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Number one in lost revenue are the low rates big corporations pay in taxes. I'm talking about the effective rate not what the books say as the highest rate that may be applied. OK, this is not wasteful practice technically, but an item that weighs in the national accounting.

Second, it's the Pentagon and DoD. In violation of the law, the Pentagon cannot pass an audit. All other agencies know where the money flows, but not the DoD. They know how much comes in but where it's spent is a mystery!!  We're not talking about your $100K, which is like the change you find behind the pillows of your couch. It's in the billions....

Now, do you think we know, anyone does, where we spent hundreds of billions of dollars in Iraq?  Halliburton alone got tens of billions in no-bid, open ended contracts....

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You are right, the Pentagon is a blackhole of tax dollars, according to the below link, congress has zero account for 8.5 TRILLION tax dollars (tallied up from the mid 90's) from the Klephftagon and Department of Defraud.

 

With $8.5 Trillion Unaccounted for, Why Should Congress Increase the Defense Budget?

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Fake News 
and False Flags

How the Pentagon paid a British PR firm
$500 million for top secret Iraq propaganda

 

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The third and most sensitive programme described by Wells was the production of fake al Qaeda propaganda films. He told the Bureau how the videos were made. He was given precise instructions: “We need to make this style of video and we’ve got to use al Qaeda’s footage,” he was told. “We need it to be 10 minutes long, and it needs to be in this file format, and we need to encode it in this manner.” 

US marines would take the CDs on patrol and drop them in the chaos when they raided targets. Wells said: “If they’re raiding a house and they’re going to make a mess of it looking for stuff anyway, they’d just drop an odd CD there.”

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That's why the Trumpster pays no taxes, so he actually helps reduce waste because the government has less money to spend! His business acumen shows us the way. I wish I could be like him, and not be a loser by having 1/3+ of my income go to taxes.

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7 hours ago, Hudson said:

That's why the Trumpster pays no taxes, so he actually helps reduce waste because the government has less money to spend! His business acumen shows us the way. I wish I could be like him, and not be a loser by having 1/3+ of my income go to taxes.

 

Don't know how accurate the claims are but I have heard that Trump is a terrible businessman, more failures than successes, and if he would invest his entire fortune in mutual funds instead of his own ventures he would be much richer than he is now. 

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If you have above average assets or wealth, your accountant should be able to show you how I think? Maybe an off shore holding company or something like that?

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I was away for a while and missed the excitement here.

The biggest scam/bullshit artist is Trump. If he has millions of Americans thinking he's a good businessman... tsk

Here's a Pulitzer winner journalist, David Cay Johnston explaining how Trump steals from others (that's what it is if you don't pay for services rendered), lost tons of money when real estate market was booming, etc, etc. [link]

But, Donald is good at selling, especially if it's a scam.  The definition of a con artist: "con" stands for "confidence"! (who knew?)

and for your entertainment:

 

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