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> The Pentegon [sic; Pentagon] is not under market pressure to be efficient or turn a profit. They don't even get audited.

The GAO [1] does something close to auditing - although the Pentagon's financial statements aren't in the kind of shape that they even can be audited (something the GAO and DOD are working on). [2]

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_Accountability_Offic...

[2] http://www.federaltimes.com/article/20100930/DEPARTMENTS01/9...




Heck, the Omaha Fire Department's books can't be audited either.

http://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/nebraska/arti...

and I applaud your use of bracketed numbers, even if they are not blue. http://xkcd.com/906/




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