$100 Billion in Improper Welfare Payments Uncovered || by Bob Adelmann



Recent news that the federal government spent $100 billion improperly caused barely a ripple in light of the government’s enormous budget and the continuous flow of revelations of such waste and corruption that have provided journalists with full-time careers in tracking them down and writing about them.

One hundred billion dollars is less than three percent of the federal government’s annual budget, and most observers are probably happy that the misspending isn’t any worse than that.

The $100 billion waste was discovered by two such journalists at National Review when they uncovered an unheralded report from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) that tracked “high-error” programs — those that waste at least $750 million a year — and discovered that just these 13 programs waste more than $100 billion every year.

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