Tuesday, March 29, 2011
GOP Spending Cuts Don't Include Any Items on GAO's List of Programs at High Risk for Waste, Fraud and Abuse
I am not a big Dennis Kucinich fan but politifact ranks his comment on this as true. The GAO is the government accountability office, which is a federal agency that acts as a watchdog for waste, fraud and abuse, among other things. They published a list of programs that were wasteful, yet the GOP ignored them. I think the most interesting item on GAO's list is the $295 BILLION the IRS could collect if it was adequately staffed. It seems here that the GOP is not only against higher taxes, but also against properly collecting them at all. Their budget cuts IRS funding, which will result in less revenue. This is another signal to me that the GOP doesn't care about cutting deficits, just about cutting programs they don't like.