Dear Public Servants in the US House and Senate,
In a recent Inspector General’s report from July 26, 2016, there was 6.5 trillion dollars that the Pentagon could not account for. Yes, that’s 6.5 trillion with a T. That’s one-third of our current national debt. If a business couldn’t account for 6.5 trillion dollars, the entire management team would be fired and arrested, and charges would be filed against them.
Apparently, this isn’t the first accounting trouble with the Pentagon either. It’s been over 20 years since a successful audit of the Pentagon has been completed, and they have until the end of September 2017 to be audit-ready. They may not even be ready for an audit by that deadline though, and even if they are, who knows how many trillions of dollars have been wasted in the mean time?
So I’m asking all of you, please, be accountable to your constituents. Let us know what’s going on with our tax dollars. When something like this happens, keep us informed. You all are supposed to be our voices in Washington. How can you speak for us, if we don’t know what’s going on? Get the Pentagon’s accounting practices and spending in check before the national debt crushes our country, and we no longer have anything for a military to defend.
For Liberty Restored,
Freddie “Joe” Nichols III
Candidate for NM State House, District 54