Joe Biden was hoping to turn a corner with the American people after the midterms. But he might have another thing coming.
Because the Pentagon just delivered bad news to President Biden that he was dreading to hear.
When Biden ran for President in 2020, he promised a “moderate” White House that all Americans could get behind no matter your background.
He was sold by the Democrats as a “Bill Clinton” like figure that would balance the budget and be popular with the independent voters in America.
The reality is that Biden has been anything but moderate.
He’s bent the knee to the radical so-called “progressive” agenda at every turn and has made America worse in almost every single way.
One of the worst points of the Biden agenda has been his out-of-control spending that’s caused inflation to explode.
And if you’ve ever wondered if the government playing fast and loose with American taxpayer dollars could be abused, you’d probably be right.
Unfortunately, that’s how the federal government has approached spending taxpayer money for the past few decades.
And it seems there’s no end in sight.
The latest news of federal irresponsibility comes from the Department of Defense, which has failed yet another audit.
The audit which went through over $3.5 trillion in assets and $3.7 trillion in liabilities found that it couldn’t account for 61% of the DoD’s assets.
The Hill reports:
McCord, who served as Pentagon comptroller from 2009 to 2017 and again since June 2021, said the most recent audit required 220 in-person site visits and 750 virtual site visits by Pentagon officials and independent public accounting firm personnel.
What they found were several new weaknesses in how DOD accounted for its assets, which include nearly 2.9 million military personnel; equipment and weapons including 19,700 aircraft and more than 290 ships; and physical items including buildings, roads, and fences on 4,860 sites worldwide.
One of Biden’s Pentagon officials, who also served for Barack Obama, Mike McCord, says that he doesn’t view the audit as a failure because they “made progress.”
“I would not say that we flunked. The process is important for us to do, and it is making us get better. It is not making us get better as fast as we want,” he said.
While many have noted that the audit failure was not to be unexpected, that’s not encouraging whatsoever.
These audit failures go back to the Obama years when his Pentagon was at the helm during his second term.
Regardless, the President of the United States is at least somewhat responsible because he’s literally the commander-in-chief.
And this audit failure is only the latest of the campaign lies from Joe Biden and the Democrats.
Again, Biden constantly promised he would bring sensibility and responsibility to the federal government, but that has yet to transpire.
The only hope for financial responsibility to be brought to the federal government is if Republicans find a way to pass a mandatory fiscal responsibility bill that audits the entire federal government, top to bottom, and requires a passing grade.
Stay tuned to the DC Daily Journal.