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GAO finds enough waste at Medicare to fund two other programs

Via the Foundry: In her testimony before Congress last month, Kathleen M. King, Director of Health Care at the U.S. General Accountability Office (GAO), reported “improper payments” under the Medicare and Medicaid programs amounting to almost $70.5 billion for fiscal year 2010. According to the GAO, any payment was labeled “improper” if it “should not […]

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Waste, spending, and political cronyism haven’t killed Yucca Mountain yet

As if there wasn’t enough evidence that President Obama believes in the Bottomless Magic Money Bag, his attempt to trash the newly completed and necessary Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository should convince anyone. How else to explain such casual willingness to trade the work of four previous administrations and an investment of ten billion dollars […]

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