50 examples of government waste!

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    Why did they choose just 50, I can think of at least 100 off the top of my head.
     
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    a true disgrace of taxpayer money use. i wonder when we rise up like the fathers and take back the system
     
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    why aren't these people arrested?
     
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    One of the reasons David Walker, ex-GAO chief, quit before his appointment was due to expire is that trying to reconcile (audit) the waste and fraud was nearly impossible, particularly within the Pentagon which, in his words, is inauditable. His last attempt at an audit showed over $1 trillion in unaccounted for spending by the Pentagon, before they stopped counting.

    Asked during a rare Senate investigation of missing money designated for Iraq in 2004, former Comptroller and Undersecretary of Defense Dov Zackheim noted that "The Defense Department is very good at war, but not so good at office work. The DoD is not only the government's biggest spender, but its biggest offender. It loses track of its disbursements and doesn't know the cost of operations."
     
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