“16,900 of the IG’s recommendations are yet to be implemented.”
I wonder how we can lower the cost of government. It’s a failure of epic proportions.
Federal watchdogs have ideas for saving $67 billion a year, according to a report by a House committee. That’s without counting the sequester.
So who are these “watchdogs”? They are the government’s Inspectors General who police the departments of the government for waste, fraud and abuse. They are the government’s auditors. They suggest ways to make government operation more efficient and to plug money leaks.
Each year, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform surveys the Inspector Generals and reports how many of the recommended steps have not been taken and how much taxpayer money has been wasted as a result.
The 2013 Inspector General’s report was released last week, and said that 16,900 of the IG’s recommendations are yet to be implemented. Using the most conservative estimates, they put the lost savings at $67 billion a year. That’s almost 80% of the sequester cuts that are supposedly…
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