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By Isaac Orr
New carbon-dioxide rules would put America in the dark
Topic - Gene Dodaro
Like a shopper buying everything on a grocery list twice, the federal government is wasting billions of dollars through duplication and redundant programs, Congress' chief watchdog warned, releasing its fourth annual list of recommendations on ways to cut down on wasteful spending.
The federal government doesn’t maintain a single list of all of its programs, one reason the bureaucracy wasted more than $100 billion on bogus payments last year, Congress‘ chief watchdog said Wednesday.
The federal government doesn't maintain a single list of all of its programs, one reason the bureaucracy wasted more than $100 billion on bogus payments last year, Congress' chief watchdog said Wednesday.
As for the agency spending the most on overlapping programs, Mr. Dodaro said it was the Pentagon.
Mr. Dodaro said that one of the biggest money savers would be if the federal government simply collected all the taxes it was owed, and stopped handing out perks like allowing tax scofflaws to get passports.