Humpday History (26 Jun 13)

History

History

 

 

Sadly, our government is a cesspool of ignorance, corruption, and general buffoonery, but history shows us that sometimes (very rarely it seems these days) something good does come from the Idiots in the Towers, one such thing is the Truman Committee.

Truman Committee, 1943

Truman Committee, 1943

Senate Special Committee to Investigate the National Defense Program  (the official name of the Truman Committee, you know how Uncle Sam loves their official naming) was formed in early 1941, well into the US preparing for World War 2, the purpose of the committee was to investigate and correct issues concerning inefficiency, corruption (war profiteering), and waste.  The committee cost taxpayers $360,000 for the first 3 years, and saved taxpayers a total of $10-15,000,000,000 (yep that is billions).  (What an investment right?)

Truman on Time cover

Truman on Time cover

 

I would love to see a ‘Truman Committee’ on the NSA wire taps, Benghazi, Drone strikes on Americans, amongst many other things.  BTW the Committee was a bi-partisan committee, and Senator (later President Truman) was a consummate professional, never stooping to petty political games.

More information available…

LIFE – Google Books

LIFE – Google Books

US Senate History

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