I would like to see “Black Budget Accountability” as an issue in the next presidential election.
Why doesn’t this become a political issue? Remember, “The Quebec Sponsorship Scandal" that ended Paul Martin’s Liberal Government?
Then there was the “Gas Plant Scandal" that almost defeated the Ontario Liberals last year. Both the Canadian/Ontario media had a field day with these scandals.
At the Disclosure event that I was at last Saturday, Steven Bassett said there were CIA agents in the major newspapers in the U.S. Wouldn’t something like that be illegal? Newspapers have 1st Amendment protection on what it writes.
There is undue influence of “The Industrial/Military/Intelligence” Complex" on the U.S. Government, the media and classified material. This is another election issue.
I think “Black Budget Secrecy” is a major barrier to Disclosure. I wrote about this on my blog “Barriers to Disclosures” at http://qualteam.tripod.com/qualteam/index.blog/2350430/bbarriers-to-disclosureb/.
If the American taxpayer is being ripped off for billions and even trillions of dollars, it should be an election issue. In Canada, this would defeat governments.
Back in the 1980s and earlier 90s, I worked hard to make politicians aware of the size of Canada's Deficit. It paid off.
As for the military insignia above, you may be amused or not by the translation.
P.S. I'm going to do more research on The Black Budget to see if it's humanly possible for the culture of entitlement, secrecy and paranoia to change. So far, I've only discovered one book on the subject Tim Weiner's "Blank Check".
P.S. Canadian Senator Mike Duffy is on trial for financial fraud.