WASHINGTON DC (BHN) - The Government Accounting Office (GAO) has been conducting an in-depth investigation to identify bloat in the federal government, and the results are eye-opening.
The investigation identified numerous duplicative government programs, including 15 different agencies overseeing food-safety laws, more than 20 separate programs to help the homeless, and 80 programs for economic development. The estimated cost to American taxpayers for these duplicate programs is $100 billion to $200 billion a year.
The study also identified bloat in the White House, reporting "The First Lady's caboose is the size of a minivan and growing with every bar-b-qued sparerib."
The GAO study was required by a provision inserted by Sen. Coburn into a law that raised the federal borrowing limit last year. This report is the first produced in response to the provision.
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