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GAO Report Identifies Immediate Ways for Government to Cut Waste and Save Taxpayers Money
04/16/2014 at 07:34 am - David Williams

Tax Day and the pain of filing and paying taxes has come and gone.  When Congress returns back to work next week (yes, they’re on another break) they will have quite a bit of work to do to do to ensure that next year’s Tax Day isn’t as painful.  Congress and the President have found numerous ways to spend tax dollars, it is now time to find ways to cut spending.  The good news is that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released its fourth consecutive report on duplicative spending and cost saving recommendations that could save taxpayers billions of dollars. The report details 64 new actions to address concerns in 26 areas. The 2014 report notes that over the past four years, 123 actions have been addressed, 172 actions have been partially addressed, and 75 actions have not been addressed.Taxpayers should be both disappointed and also encouraged by the findings in the report.

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