After attacking Dem "talking points," Tom Latham refers to Cantor-approved "troop funding bill."—
(@daveweigel) April 07, 2011
Do we even know for sure how much money the Pentagon and Department of Defense lost during the Bush years? This lost money has contributed in a big way to our deficit… where was the Repulican/Teaparty outcry over this news?
- Fed News Radio | July 2010: The Defense Department is unable to account for $8.7 billion of the $9.1 billion in Development Fund for Iraq monies in received for reconstruction in Iraq. This according to a study published today by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction.
- September 10, 2001: Rumsfeld Announces Defense Department Cannot Track $2.3 Trillion in Transactions
More amusing, given this information, the Republican/Teaparty House members are bringing another continuing resolution to the floor for a vote today (a bill written to be rejected by the Democrats) with one of the requirements being that the Department of Defense will be funded through the remainder of the year!
There wasn’t a threat of a government shutdown back then or threats to not raise the Debt Limit until someone “found” the money. Why not?