QUOTE: Claire McCaskill Is “So God Damn Mad” About Contractor Waste
Matt | On 22, Sep 2011
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) recently let the truth hang out of her bosom in a Senate hearing on Wednesday.
When discussing the sickening amount of waste and abuse in the military contracting system, McCaskill became impassioned. Throwing caution to the wind, she told Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee Chair Joe Lieberman (I-Connecticut) just how she felt.
“You know, I need to say for Harry Truman, ‘This makes me god-damn mad,'” McCaskill said in the committee hearing.
Her comment was much lighter than anything on a raunchy episode of Maury, but it’s not the usual Senate language. McCaskill referenced former President Truman because he is a famous notable from her state. Truman also had major opinions about spending on war efforts during his time in office.
Sen. McCaskill is right. In this era of belt-tightening, the waste with military contractors is just appalling. I wish more people would speak out on the issue since they love to slash funds and programs all day long.