GAO Report: unprecedented government waste "why we are $14 T in debt

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    As one Senator put it - "this makes us look like jackasses".
    Sobering report will outline $billions and $billions of annual waste and government overlapping that it will make anyone outraged.
    One example - Obama has no less than 14 Presidential appointees that oversees bio-defense, considered crucial in today's global threats - $billions have been spent - yet there is absolutely no clear plan, no one person is responsible and we are no more protected now than we were 2 years ago.

    GAO Details Billions in Federal Waste --- Report Obtained by Fox - FoxNews.com
     
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    It's plain to see the Dems just wanted to run up the debt so they could bitch if the GOP won back Congress or the White House.
     
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    BTW - this report looks at data dating back to 2005.
    This isn't a Democrat/Republican thing...it is government in general.

    Although there is no real surprise here - it shows that the government has massive waste and incompetence - it is yet another reason in the mile-long list of reasons to show our government is too big and spends too much and gets little done in the process.
     
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    Well, we already knew they looked like jackasses. They better clean their shit up before they try to tax another soul in America.
     
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    Agreed... but haven't we been saying this for some while as others claimed the government is the only mechanism to get tthe job done?

    I think cutting a lot of these agencies' budgets in half is in order... starting with the EPA, the DOE, the FDA, the NLRB, etc.
     
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    It's like your kid coming to you asking for $5,000, when you have already given them $10,000 and they blew it all partying... who in their right mind would give them another dime?
     
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    I hate it when an article does not link to the thing they are reporting on.

    It often means the article doesnt want you looking at the real study.

    Ill be back when I find the study and peruse it myself.

    Try it some times foilks you learn alot.
     
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    i don't think a blanket budget cutting is in order or prudent - but i would like to see the waste cut. there's no reason the efficiency of government can't be improved upon.
     
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    "Go study that (report). It will show why we're $14 trillion in debt," said Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla. "Anybody that says we don't look like fools up here hasn't read the report."

    Damn I cant find it.

    Tom says it will mmake him look like a fool.

    I wish they would have at least linked us to their own copy of a breakdowen of the report.
     
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    We can't fucking wait cupcake..:eusa_pray:
     

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