Quote Originally Posted by Twin Turbo Z View Post
If Congress would get better control of spending that would help. I spent 30 years in the Aerospace business (military and commercial) and I know the crazy mark up on products sold. One example was a .25 GE light bulb my company would sell that would have the back half shot with reflective paint. Labor and cost total was around .75. The bulb was for the wingtip lights of the MacAir (McDonald Douglas) F-15. We sold it to Military supply hubs for around $75, then in turn marked it up and sold it to the military. Multiply that by millions of different items... !!!
Of course there are things like that going on. FY ended 9.30.17 had non trust funds receipts of 2090B and 2909B non trust fund spending, or spending that is 39% more than receipts.