N.J. agencies begin disconnecting unused phones after audit exposing $3.2M waste | NJ.com This particular issue should not just concern the taxpayers of NJ. Proponents of large government think this is the price of doing business. We need to cut spending; not raise taxes. The president says there's $500 billion in waste and fraud in Medicare. Have they recovered the money yet? A billion here; a billion there; and soon you are talking about a lot of money. I posted a story yesterday about unemployment fraud in our state. Maybe we can keep this thread alive with other examples?