Day by Day

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Brother, can you spare a dime?

Because it looks like the Army needs it.

FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas — A diversion of dollars to help fight the war in Iraq has helped create a $530 million shortfall for Army posts at home and abroad, leaving some unable to pay utility bills or even cut the grass.

In San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston hasn't been able to pay its $1.4 million monthly utility bill since March, prompting workers in many of the post's administrative buildings to get automated disconnection notices.


This just chaps my hide. The US Government spends billions upon billions of dollars on all kinds of programs. Most programs have had their budgets increased. And yet the military is still scraping by.

This either needs to be fixed soon, or you're going to see a huge failure of equipment and manpower in the near future.

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