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Let's Cut Some Spending: $247 billion in 2022 on 'improper payments'

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Remember the absolutely critical Omnibus spending bill Congress muscled through at the end of last year? It was 4,000 pages that no one read and cost taxpayers $1.7 trillion.

In our Let's Cut Some Spending series, ForAmerica will chronicle parts of the 2021 and 2022 spending bills from a variety of sources that you probably don't know about - programs, grants and spending of all kinds that should have never happened in the first place and many that are still happening.

As Congress debates another continuing resolution on spending to avoid a government shutdown - that will surely be chocked full of waste and abuse - let's look at just how many of our tax dollars are doled out that clearly shouldn't be.

Today’s offering: $247 billion a year in 'improper payments!'

CNBC reports:

The U.S. government wastes billions of taxpayer dollars every year.
Improper payments, which refer to payments that are made incorrectly by the government, cost the U.S. $247 billion in 2022, according to the Government Accountability Office.
The U.S. government has lost almost $2.4 trillion in simple payment errors over the last two decades, by GAO estimates.

That's right. $247 BILLION paid "incorrectly" last year.

That's a pretty big mistake to make. How, even?

Think about that come April 15th.

Hell, as we watch Congress, think about it right now!


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