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The military's been lying about its spending decades: Dave Lindorff Discusses the Pentagon's Massive Accounting

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In April, Dave Lindorff won an “Izzy” from the Park Center for Independent Media for a Nation cover story  exposing how the Pentagon has been lying for decades about its spending, and how Congress, unable to do any oversight because of such epic fraud, still gives the Pentagon what it asks for each year, and more.

In this interview on radio KMUD, he points out how insane it is that Americans aren’t up in arms over this outrage, when we know they'd be screaming if agencies like Health and Human Services, Labor, the EPA, Education or OSHA had failed an audit or committed the kind of fraud the Pentagon’s been committing for decades. Military spending, after all, accounts for 57% of all federal discretionary spending each year, while those other agencies combined represent just a small fraction of that amount…

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Dave Lindorff, winner of a 2019 "Izzy" Award for Outstanding Independent Journalism from the Park Center for Independent Media in Ithaca, is a founding member of the collectively-owned, journalist-run online newspaper (more...)

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