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Billions of Dollars Wasted on Duplicate programs..... Are you surprised?

 

Just to highlight a Few.............

  • The U.S. government has 15 different agencies overseeing food-safety laws, more than 20 separate programs to help the homeless and 80 programs for economic development.
  • There are 82 federal programs to improve teacher quality; 80 to help disadvantaged people with transportation; 47 for job training and employment; and 56 to help people understand finances.
  • 18 federal programs spent a combined $62.5 billion in 2008 on food and nutrition assistance, but there is little information about the efficacy of 11 of these programs because they haven't been well studied.
  • Five divisions within the Department of Transportation account for 100 different programs that fund things like highways, rail projects and safety programs.
  • GAO reports there are 130,000 military and government medical professionals, 59 Defense Department hospitals and hundreds of clinics that could benefit from consolidating administrative, management and clinical functions
  • There are numerous redundancies in the military's purchase of tactical wheeled vehicles and procurement.

 

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grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 2:12 PM on Mar. 1, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (16)
  • Not surprised...we have always wasted our money

    virginiamama71

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 2:13 PM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • Who didn't know this? Seems everyone but the people who really need to "get it"
    I'm just glad the study has come out. More ammo for Republicans as they cut programs.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 2:17 PM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • There are 82 federal programs to improve teacher quality;


     


    Wonder how far the NEA has its sticky fingers and noses into that one and for how much ?

    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 2:18 PM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • There are 82 federal programs to improve teacher quality;


    LOL
    It's NOT working.
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 2:24 PM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • Not surprised. Our federal government is riddled with redundancy.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 2:28 PM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • No surprise here either
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 2:29 PM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • I think they just need to revamp these programs and start cutting down on how many different programs that have and combined some.
    mrssundin

    Answer by mrssundin at 2:37 PM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • The Dept of Homeland Security is the MOST out of control

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 2:42 PM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • Oh for the love of Heaven-what's even better is that with all these agencies, there are still homeless people, sucky teachers, crappy highways, salmonella outbreaks and the economy is in the tank.

    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 3:13 PM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • Oh for the love of Heaven-what's even better is that with all these agencies, there are still homeless people, sucky teachers, crappy highways, salmonella outbreaks and the economy is in the tank.


    Well, ya know~ if they throw money at the problem, it solves....  Nooo~ errrrr I mean funds their special interest groups

    grlygrlz2

    Comment by grlygrlz2 (original poster) at 3:18 PM on Mar. 1, 2011

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