Thursday, December 9, 2010
Government waste, yes it exists
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, a legislative audit uncovered some potentially criminal spending irregularities. For example, one contractor was paid $350 an hour for 25 hours worth of work in one day - I guess I was wrong, government is really efficient; after all who else can work 25 hours in a 24 hour day?
All joking aside, yes, government waste exists, but we can't leave it up to government alone to find its own waste. This is why the entire government checkbook needs to be put online in a searchable database. This will allow citizens, and the media to comb through government spending to get a better idea of how our money is being used.
This is also why we can't buy into that $3 billion shortfall figure, or the $2.7 billion figure from Senator Horsford. Those figures automatically assume that every dollar spent last year was necessary - including the outrageous "sweetheart" contractor fees paid to retired government employees.
To learn more read the LVRJ article here.