Earlier this week, the Government Accountability Office reported that taxpayers lose tens of billions of dollars to redundant government programs. There are literally dozens of programs in some areas that are tasked with the very same things.
Leslie Paige of Citizens Against Government Waste says this is nothing new and the real cost is probably above $100 billion per year.
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"It's time to weed out all this duplication and you don't need to take a fine-tooth comb to it, you can do this with a weed wacker."
Listen as Paige explains how this happens and why new programs keep getting added when identical ones already exist. She also explains which areas of the budget see the most redundancy.