The good old days were when the military got a fuel budget and the price of wholesale fuel was way below for that fiscal year...man we could spend that "extra" money at the lower levels that had discretionary spending authority.... new golf courses, new rec boats, etc.
all well deserved I may add!!!!
Now, budgets are so far under congressional oversight that millions of dollars are wasted because the agencies are afraid to ask for reprogramming of money when one line item goes over or underfunded.
So we went from one form of abuse to another.
Wish I had the answer.....