Tag: Government Accountability Office (GAO)
An Ocean of Red Ink as Far as the Eye Can See
Visual Capitalist has created an interactive visualization of the publicly-held portion of the U.S. government’s public debt. It covers 150 years, combining historic data from 1900 through 2020 with CBO projections for the next 30 years. You’ll need to follow the link above to take advantage of the interactivity, but here’s the big picture...
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The Danger of Depending on Unaccountable Bureaucrats
The coronavirus pandemic is providing a treasure trove of case studies in how government bureaucrats are failing ordinary Americans. Failures to protect the public have come to pass despite many of career officials having both adequate funding and years of time to prepare for just this kind of disaster. That’s one of the two...
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IRS Sent $1.4 Billion in Coronavirus Relief Money to Dead People
Proving once again that federal bureaucrats who do little other than spend trillions of dollars are really bad at it, the Government Accountability Office has found that the IRS sent $1.4 billion in coronavirus emergency relief payments to 1.1 million dead Americans. That’s an average of $1,272 for every deceased American who was posthumously...
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What Government Doesn’t Know About Health Care
What government doesn’t know about health care can keep you from getting the care you need when you need it.
Federal Bureaucrats Behaving Badly
Bureaucrats put their own interests ahead of those of regular Americans.
Medicare, Medicaid and VA at High Risk for Waste, Fraud and Abuse, Says GAO
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has published its biennial update of federal programs “that it identifies as high risk due to their greater vulnerabilities to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement...” Healthcare programs feature high on the list. Medicare, the entitlement program for seniors, and Medicaid, the joint state-federal welfare program for low-income households, are...
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