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Pentagon spends $43M on useless Afghanistan gas station

Early Monday, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) released a report detailing the Department of Defense’s Task Force for Stability and Business Operations (TFSBO) project to construct a compressed natural gas (CNG) automobile filling station in Afghanistan at a cost of $43 million to the American taxpayer.

In the newly released report, the SIGAR claims that the DOD routinely restricts and hinders their access during investigations.The report also finds that the $43 million gas station has no value to the people of Afghanistan. A Pentagon task force was awarded a $3 million contract to build the gas station in Afghanistan but ended up spending $12 million in construction and $30 million in “overhead” between 2011 and 2014. The same task force built a similar gas station in Pakistan costing only $500,000. Continue reading at Examiner

Curious how the govt is spending your money? Take a look at this info-graphic:

Where Your Tax Money is Going in 2016
H/T Community Tax


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