FEDERAL TAXPAYER WASTE

An interesting report on waste by Federal Agencies was released by the Congressional Research Service on July 16, 2018. It detailed several areas of waste between 2004 and 2017. Garrett Hatch, a specialist in American National Government, authored the report. The report stated that the total for mistakes and improper payments distributed by 20 agencies was an almost unbelievable $1.2 trillion.

The largest departmental waste reported was made by Health & Human Services. Mistakes and improper medicare payments amounted to $387 billion. The same department wasted $234 billion on mistakes and improper medicaid payments during the same period.

To show the ridiculous nature of many disgusting wastes of public money, I selected the following item published by OpenTheBooks.com on October 1, 2015.  For the previous decade, the Environmental Protection Agency spent $92 million on upscale office furniture, including $800 pencil sharpeners and $7,000 executive desks!

An incredible list of similar wasteful activity can be found in the report titled AMERICA NEEDS A WAR ON WASTE by OpenTheBooks.com

 

 

About Michael E. Sedgwick

I live in a beautiful retirement community beneath the Catalina Mountains, 26 miles north of Tucson, and enjoy writing short stories, novels, memoirs and essays. I've been married to a wonderful woman for 56 years and enjoy traveling the world with her.
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