Will the GAO report on our government's $billions of waste solve the budget deba

  1. JON EWALL profile image74
    JON EWALLposted 7 years ago

    Will the GAO report on our government's $billions of waste solve the budget debate?

    The GAO reports exposed our governments waste of agencies providing duplicate services in many departments.It is estimated that $200 billion could be saved if the government was more efficient.
    Senator Coburn, Senator of Oklahoma, stated that $100 billion could be cut and nobody would notice no change in government services.

  2. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 7 years ago

    the sevices would be the same but how many jobs would be lost by doing this. it's kind of a no-win situation right now due to the fact that a lot of money is already spent by the folks working in these jobs.

  3. Wayne Brown profile image83
    Wayne Brownposted 7 years ago

    The reports may expose some redundant efforts but I doubt that the GAO is in any position to necessarily confront any particular government program as waste. In the end, they will turn up one or two hundred billion in redundancy but it will be peanuts in the long line of necessary steps which must be taken to resolve our financial problems. The federal government must reduced in size and scope. It must significantly reduce its payroll while not tampering with our military might or national security.  Think about it in this manner...everytime Obama appoints another "czar" of some particular effort, he creates a high paying six-figured salaried position which requires yet another staff and system of agencies to carry out the desires of this appointee...the entire process takes on a life of its own.  In making the appointment, the President exercises his power to do so outside the approval of Congress and those who control the purse strings. That behavior must stop. It is not condoned in any business enterprise that makes a profit in America and follows any business logic. The size of government like the size of business must be regulated by the revenue stream and be proportional to it over time. WB