JONES CONTINUES FIGHT AGAINST WASTEFUL SPENDING OF TAXPAYER MONEY IN AFGHANISTAN

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) continued the fight against wasteful spending of American resources in Afghanistan.  In a letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner, Congressman Jones expressed his concern over reports that not only have billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars been spent to fund Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s corrupt government, but tax money has been further misused to air advertisements on TV in Afghanistan in support of a continued United States military presence after 2014.

“Mr. Speaker, insanity has been defined as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result,” the letter reads.  “Yet after 12 years, the U.S. Congress keeps raising the debt limit so that, among other things, the federal government can continue to throw tens of billions of dollars a year down the rat hole in Afghanistan.”  

The full text of the letter can be found at the link below.

 

1.28.14 Letter to Boehner_Afghanistan TV Ads.pdf

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