Billions in Federal waste

GAO details billions in Federal waste

"Go study that (report). It will show why we're $14 trillion in debt," said Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla. "Anybody that says we don't look like fools up here hasn't read the report."

Tom. Dude. No one I know - not even most of the Democrats I know - have ever said you don't look like fools "up there".

Even more scathing is the duplication investigators found in the nation's biodefense efforts, with the report essentially saying that the billions of dollars spent annually is the responsibility of no one individual and that there is no plan for post-attack coordination, this on the heels of a 2010 federal commission finding that gave the U.S. a "failing grade" in its prevention measures.

But every time I hear Janet Napolitano, she's telling me how the system continues to work everytime something blows up, literally or figuratively.

The report touches agencies and programs across the federal government, from the Transportation Security Agency to homeless programs and domestic food assistance, and what emerges is a kind of bureaucratic morass where sometimes enough is not even known about federal programs to provide an accurate evaluation.

"We don't know what we're doing," Coburn chastised.

"We" know that, Tom. It's "you" that doesn't get it. That was a big part of the message last election cycle. What did you think all that was about?

Meanwhile, we have Our Beloved President telling us that the governators should back off from organized labor - his pals, the unions.

Now that, Tom, is a perfect example of the stupidity rampant in the Federal government.