One Democrat and candidate for the 2020 presidential election is sounding the alarm over “corruption” and how they are best suited to take it on.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren has unveiled a four-point plan aimed at the “intense coziness between giant defense corporations and our Department of Defense.”
“Defense contractor influence is a big part of how we ended up with a Pentagon budget that will cost more this year than Ronald Reagan spent at the height of the Cold War,” Warren wrote. “That’s more than the federal government spends on education, medical research, border security, housing, the FBI, disaster relief, the State Department, foreign aid — everything else in the discretionary budget put together.”
Warren believes a “revolving door” between federal government and military contractors has led to an influence that is “wrong,” “wasteful,” and “bad for our national security.”
The initiative by Warren would “ban giant defense contractors from hiring senior DOD officials and general [sic] and flag officers for four years after they leave the department.”
Warren continued by adding that, “the top 20 defense contractors hired 645 former senior government officials, top military brass, members of Congress, and senior legislative staff as lobbyists, board members, or senior executives.”
She claims this is “corruption, plain and simple.”
While there is considerable interplay between politicians and the defense industry, Warren fails to point out any actual wrong doing as a result.
She claims it’s having an influence on legislation in the country without citing an example.
It seems she’s more concerned with sending a message that she will remove “corruption” then actually identifying or handling it.