The Pentagon Strikes Out Again: Failing Its Own Test for the Sixth Time in a Row!
Oh boy, folks, it looks like the Pentagon is having trouble keeping track of its assets once again. In fact, they’ve failed their annual audit for the SIXTH consecutive time. That’s right, the bigwigs over at the Pentagon couldn’t get their act together and account for their whopping $3.8 trillion worth of assets spread across the globe. Yikes!
Pentagon Fails Its Sixth Consecutive Audit
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) November 17, 2023
Now, you may be wondering, why is this such a big deal? Well, when Congress mandated audits for all government agencies back in 1990, the Pentagon conveniently decided to be fashionably late to the party. They only started auditing themselves in 2018, and let’s just say, it’s been a rocky road ever since.
But hey, don’t worry, folks, the Pentagon wants you to know that they’re making progress. Well, kind of. Last year, out of nearly 30 sub-audits, only seven managed to pass the test. And guess what? This year, it’s the same story. Seven sub-audits passed, one made it to the “qualified” stage (but that’s not really a gold star, is it?), and a whopping eighteen just straight up failed.
Now, you might expect our elected officials to be a little upset about this flagrant mismanagement of taxpayer funds. And you’d be right! Senator Rand Paul, a true champion of accountability, lashed out on X, formerly known as Twitter, demanding an independent audit of the Pentagon. After all, folks, no institution should be free from scrutiny, especially the Department of Defense, which happens to have the largest budget of all federal agencies.
But it doesn’t stop there, folks! Chairman James Comer of the House Oversight Committee, a Republican from the great state of Kentucky, slammed the Pentagon for its inability to keep track of its assets. He rightly pointed out that this lack of accountability jeopardizes our military readiness and wastes precious taxpayer dollars. The Pentagon receives nearly a trillion dollars annually, and yet they can’t seem to find their own socks, let alone billions of dollars’ worth of assets.
So, what can we take away from all of this, my friends? It’s simple. The Pentagon needs a reality check. It needs to step up its game and stop playing fast and loose with our hard-earned money. And most importantly, it needs to be held accountable. We deserve better, folks, and it’s about time someone said it.