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You Will Not Believe what the Defense Department is Spending $58.6 Million For

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While Congress discusses budget cuts for the Pentagon and the Army cuts 40,000 troops due to “budget constraints,” the Department of Defense is splurging on an unexpected expense: alternative fuel.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

The Department of Defense (DOD) has paid $29 per gallon for “alternative fuel” that is nearly nine times the cost of cheaper petroleum fuel options, costing taxpayers a total of $58.6 million, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report.

From 2007 to 2014, the DOD purchased two million gallons of the alternative fuel. Despite the low cost of petroleum fuels, the DOD has declared that one of its strategic energy goals is to expand its energy supply options through investing in alternative liquid fuels that are derived from non-petroleum feedstocks.

…The DOD currently depends largely on petroleum fuels for military operations. From 2007 to 2014, the DOD purchased 32 billion gallons of petroleum fuel at a cost of about $107.2 billion. During this time period, petroleum fuel cost the Pentagon about $3.35 per gallon.

At $29 per gallon, this shouldn’t be called alternative fuel, it should be called Luxury Fuel. Defenders of the green energy indulgence argue that transitioning to alternative fuels will protect the military from rising petroleum costs, but that’s kind of a silly argument considering they are paying almost 9 times the amount per gallon that they did last year.

The Defense Department and the U.S. military have real wars to worry about, they don’t need to be playing a supporting role in Obama’s War on Energy.

Tom Borelli

Dr. Tom Borelli is a Newsmax TV contributor and radio commentator addressing political issues from a conservative grassroots perspective. As a columnist, he has written for The Washington Times and authored articles for Newsmax Magazine, Newsmax Insider and previously was a co-host with his wife Deneen Borelli on the SiriusXM Patriot channel. Dr. Borelli appeared on numerous television programs, including the highly ranked Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity,” “The Kelly File," and "America’s News Headquarters." He has also appeared on Fox Business Network’s “Making Money with Charles Payne” and “After the Bell” as well as TheBlaze TV’s "The Glenn Beck Program" and "Dana!" Prior to working for public policy organizations, Dr. Borelli was a managing partner with the investment advisory firm of Action Fund Management, LLC and a portfolio manager for the Free Enterprise Action Fund (FEAF) where he used shareholder activism to challenge corporations that sought to profit from the growth of government. During his 25 years with the Altria Group, Inc., he built a foundation in public policy and issues management, drawing from diverse experiences ranging from basic research to corporate affairs. Dr. Borelli served as science fellow for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space, and Technology during the 100th Congress. Dr. Borelli has also published scientific papers on interferon and human leukemia.

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