02 March 2011

Waste and Duplication in Budget

Republican Senator Dr. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma announced a few days ago that what we all thought and maybe even knew was true, is actually really true according to the General Accounting Office. 34 different areas in the budget show obvious wasteful spending, amounting to at least $100 billion and perhaps as high as $200 billion, according to the GAO and Senator Coburn.

I'm guessing that my addition to the suggestion box in regard to the spending of our friends of the federal persuasion has probably been disregarded once again. My idea was to have at least one day a year to have an open house in every federal office in town. And for each office to prepare a single paragraph of what they do and some measure of how much they spend in another line. I guess we would need some directions, perhaps in the Gazette, to show whereabouts all those who are working for us are hiding out. There are a lot of building around town without much in the way of windows, especially those we taxpayers could look into, say on our way to or from work, so that we would be properly appreciative. I still think it might be a good idea. Wouldn't it be interesting to meet some of the people from the upper floors of the downtown Post Office, or the large and ominous building across from Lincoln Admin Building?

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