PENTAGON CARES FUNDS USED FOR DEFENSE

PENTAGON CARES FUNDS USED FOR DEFENSE
Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper speaks as President Trump listens during a news briefing

PENTAGON CARES FUNDS USED FOR DEFENSE

Pentagon used taxpayer money meant for masks and swabs to make jet engine parts and body armor

Shortly after Congress passed the Cares Act, the Pentagon began directing pandemic-related money to defense contractors.

A $1 billion fund Congress gave the Pentagon in March to build up the country’s supplies of medical equipment has instead been mostly funneled to defense contractors and used to make things such as jet engine parts, body armor and dress uniforms.

The change illustrates how one taxpayer-backed effort to battle the novel coronavirus, which has killed about 200,000 Americans, was instead diverted toward patching up long-standing perceived gaps in military supplies.

The Cares Act, which Congress passed earlier this year, gave the Pentagon money to “prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus.” But a few weeks later, the Defense Department began reshaping how it would award the money in a way that represented a major departure from Congress’s intent.



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2 Comments

  1. There does not seem to be an author willing to put her/his name on this BS. Prove it.

    1. Author

      If you click on the link and look at the entire article you will see the authors and their reasoning. And it does not appear to be B.S.
      Google it and you will see it all over the place.

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