Fiorina Says Cronyism at Pentagon
Elizabeth: Carly, it’s really troubling that Pentagon contractors lobby to get multi-million dollar contracts, and then use that taxpayer dollar to lobby for more contracts.
Carly Fiorina: I agree, it’s troubling. It’s called crony capitalism.
Elizabeth: What will you do to make sure that peace and diplomacy are a bigger priority than weapons manufacturing?
Fiorina: Peace and diplomacy, of course, are an important priority, but they don’t always work. You’re absolutely right. There’s a lot of crony capitalism in the Department of Defense, which is why I said we have to have reform. We have to have transparency. You’re absolutely right.
Elizabeth: Right now the Pentagon gets twelve times the funding as the State Department. Would you want to make sure the State Department gets equal footing?
Fiorina: It depends if the State Department is effective. There’s a lot about the State Department that isn’t effective. There’s a lot about the Defense Department that is not effective.
Elizabeth: Thank you for taking my question.
Fiorina: You’re welcome. Thank you.