“There has been no real cuts yet to the Pentagon. There just hasn't been the hoped-for desired increases in spending, and so therefore if we didn't get the increase in spending, we call that a cut in Washington.”
— Senator Tom Coburn, R-Okla., releasing a report Thursday called “Department of Everything,” where he says the military is spending too much money unrelated to national security. “On 16 or 17 bases in the United States, we have military-run schools,” he said. “The average cost to educate a child in that school per year is $50,000, almost four times what the rest of public education costs.”
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