Friends of mine actually argue with me about the inefficiency of government as they cling to their fantasies of an all-loving provider in Washington DC, as if the real world of actual fact doesn’t exist.
This whopper was released a few days ago:
WASHINGTON (AP) — By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them — tax credits to families that didn’t qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs and medical payments for treatments that might not have been necessary. <Yahoo Finance, link>
Now folks, that number, in case you read it too quickly, is $100 BILLION, with a B, not million, and it was only for one year of waste…
Looks like Representative John Mica (R-Fla) did some simple math, and he had to use the T word:
Nobody knows exactly how much taxpayer money is wasted through improper payments, but the federal government’s own astounding estimate is more than half a trillion dollars over the past five years.
Do I need to elaborate on why this is bad, and why programs like Obamacare are doomed to fail?
No I don’t.
Will Liberals ever give up their infantile fantasies?
No they won’t.