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New eye opening report about wasteful government spending just -- and there's a hearing on Capitol Hill today seeking to limit this kind of spending.
National correspondent Steve -- live in Washington with more hi Steve.
Hi Greg yet too many government programs waste taxpayers' money by duplicating efforts.
As the basic finding of the Government Accountability Office which outlined ways to improve efficiency and -- 280.
Page report to congress.
-- renewable energy comes in for much of the criticism this year.
Efforts to support wind solar and biofuels are fragmented among 23.
Different government agencies.
And a total of 679.
Critics say all this government waste and duplication is robbing future generations by driving up the deficit.
And this morning senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma targeted that confusing tangle of renewable energy programs as one example.
Nobody knows what's going on there.
Not the Department of Energy are all these other thirteen agencies that have these programs.
Nobody knows that we're just -- -- money thinking it'll stick on the wall.
And enriching those that are well connected in the process and waste in our kids future.
A lots of areas where -- And in this report including the Department of Defense which has its own problems with duplication according to the GAO there.
There are too many overlapping contracts for language services and foreign countries and for combat uniforms the report says troops could be better protected.
And taxpayers would be able to save 82 million dollars through better collaboration.
Among the military services there are some other trouble spots according to this report the government waste money on veterans' employment and training and monitoring the Medicaid program.
And examining and inspecting catfish.
Greg a catfish are very important -- but that was a whole other story we'll get back -- on that Steve Centanni and Washington backs.
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