Feds Agree With Trump-How to Save $100’s of Billions

According to a report published by the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO), U.S. taxpayers could save 100’s of billions of dollars by eliminating duplicate programs and inefficiencies. According the Washington Free Beacon, the GAO’s April 2016 report “Additional Opportunities to Reduce Fragmentation, Overlap, and Duplication and Achieve Other Financial Benefits” uncovered 100 steps Congress or President Obama could take to make government run more efficiently. Republican Party presidential candidate Donald Trump’s vision is to eliminate this wasteful spending and reduce our debt.

The following are just 4 of the 100 steps the GAO outlined in their report:

  • $1.3 billion could be saved by eliminating disability insurance over-payments
  • $118 million could have been saved in 2015 alone if the Pentagon shared their excess munitions with other governmental agencies rather than destroying it
  • $388 million could have been saved between 2013-2015 if the Feds consolidated their cell phone contracts
  • $2.4 billion could have been saved in the past 10 years by the Social Security Administration if they did not waive over-payment debts.
  • Medicare could save billions of dollars if Congress were to equalize the rates Medicare pays for certain health care services, which often vary depending on where the service is performed.
    “This report highlights how important it is for the administration to take the GAO’s remaining recommendations seriously,” said Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Ron Johnson (R., Wisc.) “Taxpayers shouldn’t be paying the price for Washington’s wasteful duplication.”

    Click here to read the full 298 page GAO April 2016 report.