U.S. Government Wastes Billions on “Fragmented, Overlapping or Duplicative” Programs | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

U.S. Government Wastes Billions on “Fragmented, Overlapping or Duplicative” Programs

The federal government wastes tens of billions of dollars on all sorts of “fragmented, overlapping or duplicative” programs in areas ranging from healthcare to defense, the production of U.S. currency and disaster response. It is a perpetual government-wide epidemic that has long fleeced American taxpayers, according to a report issued this month by the nonpartisan investigative arm of Congress, the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The watchdog has published similar documents in the past eight years listing more than 300 areas of waste yet the hemorrhaging continues because Congress or executive branch agencies have failed to act.

In the latest probe, the GAO identifies 98 new areas—in addition to hundreds that have been ignored—of fragmentation, overlap or duplication that must be addressed to help curb the waste. Fragmentation refers to circumstances in which more than one federal agency is involved in the same broad area of national need and service delivery can be improved. Overlap occurs when multiple agencies or programs have similar goals, engage in similar activities or strategies to achieve them or target similar beneficiaries. Duplication exists when two or more agencies or programs are engaged in the same activities or provide the same services to the same beneficiaries. “GAO estimates that tens of billions of additional dollars could be saved should Congress and executive branch agencies fully address the remaining 396 open actions, including the new ones identified in 2019,” the new report states. “Addressing the remaining actions could lead to other benefits as well, such as increased public safety, better homeland and national security, and more effective delivery of services.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You see, if this US government actually cared about "We the People", these problems would cease to exist; but at this point in the 21st century, the US government is comprised of people with a complete, and utter, distain for the American taxpayer, and are only concerned about lining their own pockets, as the main perk of having gotten elected or appointed.

21st American governance... is an absolute and complete failure, just waiting for the moment, when it collapses under its own weight.