Americans say Feds waste 51 cents of every dollar spent … I’m betting the over.

OK, this poll cuts to the chase.

This is why many folks – me included – resist tax increases (oops, I mean ‘revenue increases’) … because there’s enough wasted money to pay for everything the gov’t needs to do … including debt reduction.

Interesting note: even liberal Dems who push hard for tax increases think that at least 45 cents of every dollar are wasted. …  yet, they keep pushing for tax increases.

Huh?

According to Gallup:

Americans estimate that the federal government wastes 51 cents of every dollar it spends, a new high in a Gallup question first asked in 1979.

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2 Responses to “Americans say Feds waste 51 cents of every dollar spent … I’m betting the over.”

  1. TK Says:

    Does any actual data exist on government waste?

  2. Andrew L. Says:

    TK: That is like asking if there are any photographs of Pippa Middleton on the internet. An enormous amount of data exists on government waste. You can get it processed from Citizens Against Government Waste, filtered by the Government Accountability Office (a government agency), or direct from http://www.usaspending.gov.

    Your best bet is to start with GAO’s list of high-risk programs (http://www.gao.gov/highrisk/risks/high_risk.php).

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