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PORK -- YOUR MONEY

Sonny Clark

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Have you checked yet to see where your hard earned tax dollars were spent ( allocated ) in 2014? If not, please take a look. You might not like what you see.

EXAMPLE: --

$90,000,000 for continued upgrade of the M1 Abrams tank to the


M1A2SEP variant. Congress thereby maintained its longstanding tradition

of jamming through unwanted funding for the M1 Abrams tank program

in FY 2014. This earmark was added despite the repeated protests of Army

Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno, who has stated that the Army has more

than enough tanks, including 2,000 sitting idle in the California desert.


The Army has proposed delaying the M1 upgrade program until 2017,

saving taxpayers $3 billion. During this timeframe, the DOD would focus

on designing the next generation of tanks, which would be better equipped

for the changing nature of warfare. Intended to take on other tanks, the

M1 Abrams proved susceptible to asymmetric tactics, such as improvised


explosive devices employed by insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan.

COMPLETE LIST HERE: -- http://cagw.org/sites/default/files/pdf/Pig Book 14.pdf



 

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