The Pentagon has funneled almost $700 million of COVID-19 relief funds intended to build up *medical equipment supplies* to massive defense contractors for things like jet engine parts and body armor. This is corruption, pure and simple — and all of us ARE already paying the price of the Pentagon’s waste.
These funds could’ve shored up the severe shortage of N95 masks at numerous U.S. hospitals. Or supported desperately needed vaccine distribution infrastructure. Instead, the funds were funneled “to defense contractors and used to make things such as jet engine parts, body armor, and dress uniforms.”
There is only one solution: the Pentagon needs to pay this money back — seems impossible, but anger in Congress is mounting and we can build on the energy. We just might be able to force them to do it, if we get LOUD and act FAST.
Urge your member of Congress to demand that the Pentagon pay back the nearly 1 billion dollars in COVID funding it spent on jet parts and body armor.