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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
Nov 18th, 2012
Frieda D. from Independence, MO signed.
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Nov 15th, 2012
Aida M. from Kissimmee, FL writes:
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Time to hold all these Departments accountable. It's not their money is us taxpayers who are paying for all service. Stop the waste!
Nov 15th, 2012
Stephen & Anne F. from Covington, LA writes:
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Audit them and every Dept. under this Regime of Obama! Have a feeling you find that we are in worse shape then you thinK!
Nov 15th, 2012
Someone from Zionsville, PA signed.
Nov 14th, 2012
Edward and Marie U. from La Grange, KY writes:
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Lets get rid of waste.
Nov 13th, 2012
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Nov 12th, 2012
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Nov 10th, 2012
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Nov 9th, 2012
Brent D. from Idaho Falls, ID signed.
Nov 9th, 2012
Lorraine H. from Vero Beach, FL writes:
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The ENTIRE Federal Government should be audited!
Nov 9th, 2012
Mike M. from Twentynine Palms, CA signed.
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Nov 8th, 2012
Mike M. from Twentynine Palms, CA signed.
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Shirley L. from Denver, NC signed.
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Barbara F. from Simi Valley, CA signed.
Nov 8th, 2012
Kenneth N. from Pensacola, FL writes:
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Auditing the Pentagon is way overdue!!
Nov 8th, 2012
Someone from Tulsa, OK signed.
Nov 7th, 2012
Glenna C. from Stuarts Draft, VA writes:
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The Pentagon Act should be audited.There is no excuse paying ridiculous prices for things.
Nov 7th, 2012
Glenn S. from Easton, MD signed.
Nov 7th, 2012
Glenna C. from Stuarts Draft, VA writes:
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All departments need to be audited
Nov 6th, 2012
Wanda T. from Chula, GA writes:
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The American people deserve to know where our hard earned dollars are going, therefore I demand that the entire Federal Government be audited to ensure their honestly and accurate use of my hard earned money.