I thought there was enough waste and fraud in Medicare and Medicaid that its elimination could not only save Medicare and but pay for much of the cost of Obamacare? Now our country’s Democratic leadership is trying to say that all the other government agencies don’t have any waste or fraud to eliminate?
One of Washington’s biggest lies about federal spending will be endlessly repeated in coming weeks by President Obama, congressional Democrats, special interest advocates and the liberal mainstream media. The myth is that the federal budget really cannot be cut except on the margins because government programs are managed efficiently, with minimal waste, fraud and abuse, and they deliver essential services that cannot be provided any other way. Two reports focusing on federal job training programs — one from the Government Accountability Office and the other from Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla. — that were made public Wednesday put the lie to such claims.
So last year there was a lot of waste and fraud in Medicare and Medicaid. This year there is no waste and fraud in any other government department? I don’t think so. The quote above is from a Washington Examiner Editorial linked by Instapundit.