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Oh Goodie: DoD Spends $5.2 Million on “Goldfish Studies”

para_dimz Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 8:24 AM
Congress should budget according to a method I lived under at work; management by stress. Cut until something breaks. Force management to find a fix with the resources at their disposal. Everyone complains it can't be done. Then it gets done. All the house has to do is exercise their power of the purse. Nothing gets by them. The administration's job is to administer, not make a budget. The senate's job is adisory and consent in the budgetary process. The house can say, plainly, that when they decide that resources are spread too thin, then and only then they and only they will consider adjustments. It could be to cut something unneeded. It could be more resources or a redirection of them.

And unsurprisingly, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul isn’t happy about it. In truth, Paul has become one of the most outspoken Republican advocates in the upper chamber for cutting military spending -- a position too many on the Right seem wholly uncomfortable with. But after studying Senator Tom Coburn’s (R-OK) shell-shocking report last year exposing Washington's wasteful spending habits, Paul seems insistent that there are plenty of ways both Republicans and Democrats can come to together to reduce annual federal expenditures. And cutting military spending, he argues, is a good place to start:

To cut the budget, Sen. Rand...