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Tell Congress: Audit the Pentagon!

How can waste be identified and cut when the doors are closed, and books off the table? We have seen billions of tax dollars invested into defense, yet we are unable to judge if those dollars have been effective.

The Department of Defense should not be operating, like anything else in government, secretly; their financial statements should all be made known to the public. This is only proper, since all of their programs are funded by American taxpayers. 

Although for certain companies and individuals secrecy has its advantages, an isolated Pentagon does less for national security. How can efficiency be judged? How can waste be identified and cut when the doors are closed, and books off the table? We have seen billions of tax dollars invested into defense, yet we are unable to judge if those dollars have been effective.

It is time for a change. We need a strong Pentagon committed to defending the American People, not one that is weakened by self-service and waste.

It is time for Congress to re-introduce the "Audit the Pentagon Act!"

What supporters of the Audit the Pentagon Act of 2012 had to say:

"By failing to pass an audit, the Pentagon has undermined our national security.  This bill ends the culture of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ budgeting within the Pentagon that says, ‘don’t ask us how we’re spending money because we can’t tell you.’ When the Pentagon can’t tell Congress, or itself, how it is spending money good programs face cuts along with wasteful programs, which is the situation in which we find ourselves today under sequestration.  In short, this bill helps the Pentagon help itself.  Passing an audit is a critical step that will protect vital priorities and help the Pentagon comply with current law and our Constitution.” - Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), bill sponsor.

“I truly believe that the United States of America can – and must – have the greatest military force in the world. But with our Department of Defense paying contractors four times what we’re paying the Secretary of Defense while considering laying off our service members, it’s clear that our priorities are out of balance,” Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), cosponsor

TAKE ACTION WITH CONSERVATIVE ACTION ALERTS AND DEMAND THAT CONGRESS REINTRODUCES AND PASSES THE "AUDIT THE PENTAGON ACT" IN THE 113th CONGRESS!

Public Comments
Apr 3rd, 2013
Richard L. from Nixa, MO signed.
Apr 2nd, 2013
Margaret S. from Shawnee, KS signed.
Mar 30th, 2013
Bill M. from Las Vegas, NV signed.
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Daniel M. from Las Vegas, NV signed.
Mar 23rd, 2013
Robert L. from Old Hickory, TN signed.
Mar 19th, 2013
Corinne B. from Oakland, OR writes:
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I want to see *all* waste out of the government-entitlements, defense or otherwise.
Mar 6th, 2013
Edward S. from Staten Island, NY signed.
Mar 6th, 2013
Virginia H. from Saint Helen, MI signed.
Mar 3rd, 2013
Richard B. from Fort Calhoun, NE signed.
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Lloyd M. from Indianapolis, IN signed.
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Edward K. from Fairfax Station, VA signed.
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Kenneth S. from Wichita, KS signed.
Jan 31st, 2013
Gail D. from Saint Peter, MN signed.
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ROBERT AND BELINDA C. from Cleveland, TX signed.
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James M. from Marina, CA signed.
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Paula D. from Roanoke, VA signed.
Jan 10th, 2013
Cheryl Y. from Farmingville, NY signed.
Jan 10th, 2013
Cheryl Y. from Farmingville, NY writes:
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AUDIT the pentagon! Along with all the other departments where they are bloated and unnecessary!
Jan 9th, 2013
William J. from Plymouth, NH signed.
Jan 7th, 2013
David S. from Greer, SC signed.
Jan 3rd, 2013
Don B. from Erie, PA signed.
Jan 2nd, 2013
Steve D. from Virginia Beach, VA writes:
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The Military Industrial Complex has become a feared Tyrant of the free people.
Jan 2nd, 2013
Ann M M. from Pacifica, CA signed.
Jan 2nd, 2013
Dale M. from Madison, WI writes:
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I thought CONGRESS AND THE HOUSE are here to SUPPORT us-NOT TO SUPPORT THEIR POCKETS.
Jan 1st, 2013
Pam S. from Redding, CA signed.
Jan 1st, 2013
jamie l. from Bastrop, LA writes:
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WE THE PEOPLE WANT A COPY OF WHERE EVERY PENNY IS SPENT.THE CONGRESS ,SENATORS ,DON'T NEED RAISES.THOUGHT OBAMA FROZE THEIR PAY LAST YEAR.
Dec 31st, 2012
Howard C. from Sequim, WA signed.
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Justin G. from American Fork, UT signed.
Dec 18th, 2012
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Jeff and Morrisa H. from Brownsburg, IN signed.