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Winslow Wheeler Quotes

If it's beyond the next election cycle, we'll worry about it next year after we get ourselves elected.
Winslow Wheeler
#Worry

There is a big chasm between rhetoric and the budget process.
Winslow Wheeler
#Rhetoric

It is true that programs are going to be hunting for dollars. And it is true there are more programs than dollars. But the civilian leaders are doing nothing to bring the budget in line. Even though we are hearing a lot of rhetoric from the office of the Defense secretary, we see they are going along with what the services want. It shows who is running the Pentagon.
Winslow Wheeler
#Hunting

My guess is that you will never hear a peep about this as they debate the bill, ... Wastrels of Defense: How Congress Sabotages U.S. Security.
Winslow Wheeler
#Debate

[In that kind of pressure cooker,] you become risk-averse, ... The Wastrels of Defense: How Congress Sabotages U.S. Security.
Winslow Wheeler
#Congress

Earmarks undergo virtually no review, making it impossible to distinguish between truly meritorious projects and those that are pure pork.
Winslow Wheeler
#Projects

That sounds like they're saying we'll save money because we're not at war. There's no justification in the report, so no way for me to check and see if this is as stupid as it sounds. They used it to cut accounts that provided training and rapid equipment acquisition by the Army, among other things.
Winslow Wheeler
#Justification

That the DOD appropriations legislation has been stuck at this 2.3 percent suggests a conscious, not a random, pattern. Could it be that the House and Senate Appropriations Committees have settled on a fixed percentage for their pork?
Winslow Wheeler
#Legislation

These are the wastrels of defense.
Winslow Wheeler
#Defense