Critics: Congress Expands ‘Slush Fund’ in Defense Bill
December 12, 2014
By Brendan McGarry
…Angela Canterbury, executive director of the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, said the war budget essentially amounts to a slush fund.
“This account has effectively become an unaccountable slush fund and a convenient escape from the Budget Control Act spending caps for the Pentagon. “Unfortunately, this irresponsible idea is catching on — in the NDAA Congress created a brand new off-budget account for nuclear submarines (the National Sea-based Deterrence Fund). Apparently, slush funds are the new black at the Pentagon — an unacceptable attempt to get back in the black with the budget caps.”
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