Board of Redundancy Board

01 Mar

Senator Tom Coburn (R) – OK requested a Government Accountability Office study of duplicated functions and spending in the Federal Government and SURPRISE!! there are between $100,000,000,000 and $200,000,000,000 in redundant and wasteful spending.

The agency found 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, according to a draft of the report reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

The full report is now available here. Just a warning: It’s 345 pages because it’s from….the Government.

The report says there are 18 federal programs that spent a combined $62.5 billion in 2008 on food and nutrition assistance, but little is known about the effectiveness of 11 of these programs because they haven’t been well studied.

The report, as Coburn remarked to reporters yesterday, “makes us all look like jackasses.”

Ya think?


Posted by on March 1, 2011 in politics


5 responses to “Board of Redundancy Board

  1. Rev. Paul

    March 1, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Gee, Mr. Coburn, maybe it’s because you ARE jackasses.

    • P. Henry Saddleburr

      March 1, 2011 at 7:25 pm

      In fairness to Mr. Coburn, it is he that introduced the bill that called for such an audit. No such accounting had ever been done even though it was quite obvious that one was needed.

      No question there are jackasses a plenty. I don’t think that Tom Coburn is necessarily one of them.

  2. Saddlesore

    March 1, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Kudos to Sen. Coburn for publicizing this, although we already knew Congress looked like jackasses even before this report was released.

  3. Martin M. McMartin

    March 1, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    If we are able to save our republic it will be because of leaders like Senator Coburn!


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