Government Accountability Office

Latest Government Accountability Office Items
  • Illustration: US Postal Service

    EDITORIAL: Delivering debt

    The disappointing "fiscal cliff" tax-and-spend bill proves Washington isn't serious about bringing its financial house into order.


  • Illustration Government Money by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    SCHATZ AND LAZOF: Raising taxes won't fix bloated government

    A lot of numbers have been thrown around regarding the "fiscal cliff," including the amount of money various people would have to pay should the tax cuts expire, and how many jobs in both the public and private sectors would be threatened should sequestration go into effect on Jan. 1.


  • Illustration TSA by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    EDITORIAL: Unhappy holiday travels

    With the holidays fast approaching, many Americans are preparing to take to the skies to visit family. A time that ought to be filled with joy often turns to a time of dread thanks to the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) need to pretend it is doing something to thwart terrorism.


  • IRS can't keep its own books straight, investigators find

    If an IRS agent shows up at your door claiming you owe money to Uncle Sam, he or she could be wrong.


  • **FILE** Immigrants applying for driver's licenses wait at the doors of the Beltsville, Md., branch of Maryland's Motor Vehicle Administration in 2006. (The Washington Times)

    States make fake IDs quick and easy

    Federal investigators were able to get fraudulent driver's licenses in all three states where they tried, according to a report released Friday that shows continued problems with states' ID programs more than 11 years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks highlighted the problem.


  • Coburn

    Watchdogs headed for heavy budget cuts

    The automatic spending cuts looming at the first of next year might end up eliminating some waste, but they also will take a giant bite out of the waste-watchers themselves — the auditors whom taxpayers count on to weed out fraud and keep tabs on government money.


  • Illustration Obama Crutch by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    CAMP AND KLINE: Obama's illegal scheme to end welfare work requirements

    The Obama administration refuses to give up its backdoor and illegal pursuit to undermine the welfare work requirements.


  • SIMMONS: D.C. tax on commuters, revisited

    Let's pick up where we left off Monday, encouraging Congress to go slow with future discussions regarding a new tax — a D.C. commuter tax.


  • ** FILE ** Sen. Carl Levin, Michigan Democrat

    GAO: Tax cheats get millions in Medicaid money

    One in every 20 health care providers getting taxpayer money from Medicaid is delinquent on federal taxes, and in some cases the tax cheats are years behind in paying the Internal Revenue Service, according to an audit by congressional investigators.


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