Georgia Governor Brian Kemp on Friday pressed the state’s top election official to conduct an audit of signatures on ballot envelopes.
The Republican governor said he would sign off on the certification of the election after a risk-limiting audit, also known as a hand recount, was conducted in Georgia.
“It’s important to note that this audit only looked at ballots, not the signatures of the absentee applications or the signatures on the ballot envelopes,” Kemp said during a press conference.
The Pentagon has finally completed its first ever audit and the results are as many of us expected. After spending nearly a billion dollars to find out what has happened to trillions in unaccounted-for spending, the long look through the books has concluded that only ten percent of all Pentagon agencies pass muster. I am surprised any of them did.
Even the Pentagon is not surprised by the failure of the audit. “We failed the audit. But we never expected to pass it,” said Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan. Can we imagine any large US company subject to the prying eyes of the IRS being so unfazed by the discovery that its books have been so mis-handled?
As with all government programs, but especially when it comes to military spending, the failure of a program never leads to calls for funding reductions. The Pentagon’s failure to properly account for the trillions of taxpayer dollars shoveled in year after year only means, they say, that we need to send more money! Already they are claiming that with more resources – meaning money – they can fix some of the problems identified by the audit.
Defense Secretary James Mattis announced the Department of Defense would be audited for the first time in 70 years.
“I’ve been told I have the 17th largest economy in the world. That is sobering. That is very sobering when I realize all of you are sacrificing for us to have that,” he told the audience at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington D.C. earlier this week.
“So what we’re going to do is we’re going to audit for the first time in 70 years, DoD is going through an audit. I hope we find a lot of problems, because every time I find one, I’m going to slap the back of the auditor and tell her ‘Well done,’ we’re going to fix it, and the money we save is going to go into lethality.”
“As we audit this, we’re going to make certain we reform the business practices to ensure that we’re getting the most bang for the buck.”
“Affordability and accountability: that’s what’s going to guide us on our budget,” he added.
Since it’s inception following the 9/11 terror attacks, the TSA has been a grossly inefficient and cumbersome means of ensuring safe travel for flyers. Through the years, TSA has been no stranger to scandals and controversy and has long-operated outside Constitutional law. In addition, the TSA has failed to stop a single terror attack but is given billions in funding every year to expand their intrusive, political influence in airports.
One cannot argue against the TSA without mentioning the illegal REAL ID Act, which prevents American citizens from flying domestically without a passport. Over 20 states are “REAL ID complaint” with several others that routinely file extensions.
Keep in mind that in Marbury v. Madison, it was declared that any law inconsistent with the Constitution is null and void…