A recent article from CNN says that the Government Accountability Office has “lost track” of at least $6 Billion that we have given Pakistan to fight terror. They have no idea where the money went, except for this little gem:
“The GAO found that Pakistan received about $3.7 million each year for to operate a fleet of fewer than 20 vehicles for the country’s Navy.”
$3.7 million to operate just 20 vehicles? Were they armored personnel carriers or Ford Escapes? Oh right, we probably don’t know that either. We have also paid more than “$200 million for an air defense radar” – but the Taliban and al Qaeda do not have air forces that Pakistan needs defense from. Our government throws money around the world like we grow it inside the White House, while continuing to decimate the finances of our public schools, roads, bridges, fire and police forces, etc – you name it. $6 Billion dollars would go a long way around here…if only we hadn’t lost it in Pakistan. I always feel so much better about paying taxes when I hear stories like this. The best part? No one will be held accountable, just you wait and see. Ah, what a job to have!