"U.S. Army fudged its accounts by trillions of dollars, auditor finds"
"The Defense Department’s Inspector General, in a June report, said the Army made $2.8 trillion in wrongful adjustments to accounting entries in one quarter alone in 2015, and $6.5 trillion for the year. Yet the Army lacked receipts and invoices to support those numbers or simply made them up."
I will leave the accuracy of the numbers up to you, since the media is innumerate. Regardless, of whether it is millions billions, or trillions, the numbers should add up, and not need fudging. Then again, it is the government.
And why would this surprise in the least? Stories of $7,622 coffee makers, and absurdly costly hammers, screws, nuts, screwdrivers are a staple of any military waste story.
$37 screws, a $7,622 coffee maker, $640 toilet seats; : suppliers to our military just won't be oversold
Apparently everyone in the military went in because they thought math was not required. Surprise, it is!
"The report affirms a 2013 Reuters series revealing how the Defense Department falsified accounting on a large scale as it scrambled to close its books. As a result, there has been no way to know how the Defense Department – far and away the biggest chunk of Congress’ annual budget – spends the public’s money."
Apparently the media is not just innumerate. The Department of Defense is no where near one quarter of annual federal spending, it is only 16%. But making the DoD sound like it is huge is apparently good press for the shills at Reuters. You go girls.