"Government Waste" Surges to almost $100 billion per year

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    Good God these Democrats are killing the nation even faster than the incompetent Republicans of the Bush era could manage...

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    Federal ‘improper spending’ surges to $98bn
    By Sarah O’Connor in Washington

    Published: November 18 2009 04:40 | Last updated: November 18 2009 04:40

    The US government wasted almost $100bn in tax dollars in fiscal 2009 – more than a third more than the year before – prompting the White House to pledge a crackdown on fraud and mistakes in federal spending.

    So-called “improper payments” by government agencies to individuals, organizations and contractors surged from $72bn in 2008 to $98bn in 2009; 5 per cent of total outlays. The Obama administration’s critics are likely to seize on the figures as support for their argument that the government has spent too much with little to show for it, especially at a time of record budget deficits.


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    That's it? I'm pretty sure they've wasted much more than that.
     
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    True enough - that is just what's on the books...
     
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    And that's not counting welfare.. spending for pig shit smell research... spending on piss art... etc

    The number just grows from there on ACTUAL wasteful government spending
     
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    Sorry....your link didn't work
     
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    They're in the process of writing a 3,000 page bill to address reducing this waste. :rolleyes:
     
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    And they are going to lock the 10.2% unemployment figure as their new standard. If they succeed in everything they're doing? This Republic will never again see low unemployment number as we saw during the Bush era.
     
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    Now that's funny... wonder if they'll publish how much $$$ and manpower is wasted on forming that bill... LOL
     
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    Indeed - such rampant waste every year.

    And imagine the waste produced with gov-run healthcare.


    The breaking point of the American public is nearing...
     
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    hey, err... *ahem*

    the 100 mil was LAST YEAR,

    when Bush was president...

    moron.

    from your own article:

    That's Haliburton and Blackwater, ijit. :cuckoo:

    a mind is a terrible thing to waste. maybe if you get some oxygen??
     

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