Originally Posted by THUGNIFICENT
seeing as the u.s government hasnt even had a budget since 2010(which goes against the various us laws) and now you has super congress, good luck with finding out real issues
but to answer your question. in 2010
Components Funding Change, 2009 to 2010
Operations and maintenance $283.3 billion +4.2% Military Personnel $154.2 billion +5.0% Procurement $140.1 billion −1.8% Research, Development, Testing & Evaluation $79.1 billion +1.3% Military Construction $23.9 billion +19.0% Family Housing $3.1 billion −20.2% Total Spending 683.7 billion +3.0% source for that jewel http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Militar..._United_States
Budget for 2010
For the 2010 fiscal year, the president's base budget of the Department of spending on "overseas contingency operations" brings the sum to $663.84 billion.
When the budget was signed into law on October 28, 2009, the final size of the Department of Defense's budget was $680 billion, $16 billion more than President Obama had requested.
An additional $37 billion supplemental bill to support the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan was expected to pass in the spring of 2010, but has been delayed by the House of Representatives after passing the Senate.
Emergency and supplemental spending
The recent invasions of Iraq
were largely funded through supplementary spending bills outside the Federal Budget, so they are not included in the military budget figures listed below.
Starting in the fiscal year 2010 budget however, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are categorized as "Overseas Contingency Operations" and included in the budget.
By the end of 2008, the U.S. had spent approximately $900 billion in direct costs on the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. Indirect costs such as interest on the additional debt and incremental costs of caring for the more than 33,000 wounded borne by the Veterans Administration
are additional. Some experts estimate these indirect costs will eventually exceed the direct costs.
Audit of Implementation of Budget for 2010
The US Government Accountability Office
(GAO) was unable to provide an audit opinion
on the 2010 financial statements of the US Government because of 'widespread material
internal control weaknesses, significant uncertainties, and other limitations'.
The GAO cited as the principal obstacle to its provision of an audit opinion 'serious financial management problems at the Department of Defense that made its financial statements unauditable'.
In FY 2010 six out of thirty-three DoD reporting entities received unqualified audit opinions.
Chief Financial Officer
and Under Secretary of Defense Robert F. Hale
acknowledged enterprise-wide problems with systems and processes,
while the DoD's Inspector General
internal control weaknesses ... that affect the safeguarding of assets, proper use of funds, and impair the prevention and identification of fraud, waste, and abuse'.
Further management discussion in the FY 2010 DoD Financial Report states 'it is not feasible to deploy a vast number of accountants to manually reconcile our books' and concludes that 'although the financial statements are not auditable for FY 2010, the Department's financial managers are meeting warfighter needs'.
Audit of 2011 budget
Again in 2011, the GAO could not "render an opinion on the 2011 consolidated financial statements of the federal government", with a major obstacle again being "serious financial management problems at the Department of Defense (DOD) that made its financial statements unauditable".
In December 2011, the GAO found that "neither the Navy nor the Marine Corps have implemented effective processes for reconciling their FBWT." According to the GAO, "An agency’s FBWT account is similar in concept to a corporate bank account. The difference is that instead of a cash balance, FBWT represents unexpended spending authority in appropriations." In addition, "As of April 2011, there were more than $22 billion unmatched disbursements and collections affecting more than 10,000 lines of accounting."
Budget breakdown for 2012
Defense-related expenditure 2012 Budget request & Mandatory spending Calculation
DOD spending $707.5 billion Base budget + "Overseas Contingency Operations" FBI counter-terrorism $2.7 billion At least one-third FBI budget. International Affairs $5.6–$63.0 billion At minimum, foreign arms sales. At most, entire State budget Energy Department, defense-related $21.8 billion
Veterans Affairs $70.0 billion
Homeland Security $46.9 billion
NASA, satellites $3.5–$8.7 billion Between 20% and 50% of NASA's total budget Veterans pensions $54.6 billion
Other defense-related mandatory spending $8.2 billion
Interest on debt incurred in past wars $109.1–$431.5 billion Between 23% and 91% of total interest Total Spending $1.030–$1.415 trillion
do you really want me to post the medical?? cos.. it dont look good..
but if you want verify yourself http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_..._United_States
while the military wing of the govt who fought illegal wars, over and over, killing innocents with no regard for human life, they spent in 2010 600billion..
compared to the health care set aside by the govt which is about 50 billion..
would you likehot wings with the sauce?