Viewing a single comment thread. View all comments

goodluckonyourexams t1_j9q4hor wrote

If audits really solve the issues procurements try to solve without additional costs, then sure, sucks how ineffcient everything is.

Ah you know, I know what a military is. Imagine there was only one country, then any military spending would be a waste.

>Also many daily technology things you use, like the internet we are having this discussion on, was invented either by or for the military.

blabla, that's a stupid af argument

Like imagine the R&D 800 billion could give.


BigEOD t1_j9q5cs5 wrote

Oh ok, thank you for the very pointed and substantial argument against how many things you enjoy were borne of military spending.

Also the audits don’t cost money, it’s the rules we follow so that contractors (usually those evil big businesses I know you hate) get to charge 20-30% more because of those dumb rules.

I do construction management, and have many friends in the industry that do both govt and commercial. A good example is a 7.5 ton package HVAC unit. Outside world would pay 12-16k to hook it up to a building, while I was quoted 24k and 34k by different firms. Imagine that happening tens of thousands of times across the govt, not just the military and that’s the best place to start with reducing our govt budget.

In your perfect world with one govt how would that happen? You’d need a military to conquer all the people you’d like to have a benevolent world govt for and none will go without fighting for their sovereignty. So that idea is ridiculous and unrealistic.


goodluckonyourexams t1_j9qhjsd wrote

It is a substantial argument. Military spending for civil research progress is super inefficient.

audits literally cost money but I wasn't trying to say that their cost increase would surpass the savings

yeah I believed you already and 2x/3x for a common thing is crazy

Wouldn't say ridiculous since we could have it. It's just a hypothetical scenario to explain something. Obviously we would gain all military expenses if military wasn't necessary because wars are possible. If military was only about defense of own country, USA could drop all except nuking capabilities.