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For days -- change Chris said one place we could cut spending is Afghanistan right now the United States is spending sending 28 million dollars each day to Afghanistan.
And that is in addition to them to the money to support our troops there so -- -- at twenty million dollars going to Cashman -- joins us where's it when he million dollars.
Well if you look at just the reconstruction.
Part of the budget we are on a trajectory to spend 100.
Billion dollars in just Afghanistan.
That's a lot of fighting time that's not it since the beginning of the war this is just the reconstruction.
There is over nineteen billion dollars that's been appropriated and yet not.
Designated for projects.
The president has requested another ten billion dollars a year talking about the close -- thirty billion dollars that can be clawed back.
-- projects that haven't even been started yet.
-- so why why isn't that happening in Latin Latin you know why -- they show advocating it because there are tens of billions of dollars they're you know the president is out there touting the fact there were out of -- We're not out of Iraq there -- nearly 151000.
Contractors in Iraq alone that -- paid for that were paid for yeah it's so.
You just look at those two accounts alone any if you go back again to Afghanistan.
We're spending more than a million dollars an hour just doing a foreign aid part of that not even the troops.
They -- of the contractors in neck and -- in Iraq is your -- is anyone monitoring.
Our audit -- these contracts.
What we're trying to -- on the over -- I do well why can't -- well this is I got the numbers these these numbers are very real the president says all were out of Iraq we've taken all the troops.
He replaced him at his own private army I don't -- -- -- -- -- -- hundred dollar stretch of grass tournament and -- an outlook is and you actually -- going nickel and -- whenever militants -- based -- as compared that we you know all the money -- -- -- and would actually looking.
What one dollar goes out of the -- got to a contractor in Iraq and what we're getting.
We pay a premium.
The Green Zone is very limited a lot of these people are literally sitting there totaling their thumbs because they can't even get away from the embassy compound.
I think it's a so having to -- a premium I think -- -- and I.
Again this is where we're per trying to push the president to say this should not -- We've been in Iraq true in a motive for ten or eleven years administer this isn't some it's just come up not mean to me this money has been pouring into this war and -- what everyone's calling now.
For ten or eleven years and is it as anyone actually gone back to see where we spend money what we got Ford and whether or not a simply just deal bloat.
-- absolutely there's a special inspector general.
For Afghan reconstruction there was the but -- called the cigar and then they have this in gear which is that.
Special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction we've had multiple hearings about this they don't get much attention in the press.
But we're talking about signed money and don't get exactly do we get it back no no look at the -- Don't get it back to food service contract -- that this is Department of Defense overpaid for food service in Afghanistan to the tune of 750.
-- Signed that check someone yes hey that is that someone still in the Pentagon these people have not been held accountable the president's not riding -- -- -- and that's.
This goes back at the last administration -- -- some of the snaps and -- just came up in the Obama administration has been ahead map -- problem for many many decades with the with spending.
But that this is the problem if we're gonna go out and spend literally by the tens of billions of dollars.
We've got to have the oversight in the responsibility so we're still -- he goes on that's a work for going people in Utah that are going to be in the military at the same time.
We are out there -- -- Tens of billions and I -- I think -- -- why isn't your oversight actually.
Connect dean and creating a product that we're actually -- they're getting their money back or stopping us from going out we've introduced legislation we're having hearings I'm on this show you hit everything right anyhow I'm like we did we talk until we're blue in the face -- in them if this money is actually going there incorrectly.
Or all of overspent someone -- toward the Pentagon.
And it costs a lot of money -- -- -- which it shouldn't take hearings hearings here's what what that.
Well that's relieved that we have a present the United States is -- that -- he said he was gonna go line by line we have a secretary of defense.
I've introduced legislation bipartisan legislation to -- this money back.
And -- us remember that since the president took office there are 130000.
Additional federal workers on the federal payroll.
Doubt you would think that with all these extra resources they could actually be responsible with the taxpayers' money so don't tell -- need tax increases when you got all this -- to waste fraud.
-- -- I am I went to -- ways to -- but I don't -- -- -- a whole other issue is whether or not that they're really is the oversight and people are held accountable for these you know billions of dollars of waste and fraud and someone signing his checks and then and I know that didn't it's -- anyway -- -- -- nice to -- -- thank you.
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