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On is waste fraud in the -- is running rampant in top federal agencies.
We don't well.
That's think his -- -- agency's inspector general post R&D bacon there's nobody in the job some have been vacant for years.
With more -- with us Tom Schatz president of Citizens Against Government Waste you know Tom I laugh but it's not at all funny.
What's going on here.
Of the administration is not nominated people for those jobs send in several cases where they have nominated individuals the senate has delayed the nominations.
For various reasons.
And the difference between a permanent inspector general and a career person in the position.
Is the protection of that job and the risk that the -- will take knowing that they cannot be fired except for very egregious activities.
The permanent -- have done a good job.
The house oversight and Government Reform Committee identified more than 171000 recommendations I can say 67 billion dollars a year.
That have not been implemented and guess what -- Three of those five agencies were in the top five of open and -- implemented IG recommendation well.
They don't have a permanent I didn't listen there's all kinds of things to get angry about here so these cabinet agencies that we're talking about the don't have an inspector general.
Represent 58% of the US budget.
-- -- -- I think -- this is just ridiculous that these are the people who are supposed to be watching how our money is spent make sure it's bank correctly.
There's nobody doing the job nobody watch no watch -- watching.
You look look I have all respect in the world for federal government employees cleaning somebody watching over your shoulder and -- time and time again.
Over and over again the job just isn't getting done.
You know -- White House points a finger at the senate the senate points -- finger at the White House who's all business.
It's both but I think more the administration.
-- the senate.
Even -- for example Jack -- the secretary of the treasury is not -- -- but he got twice as many questions as Tim Geithner the former.
Secretary of the treasury they're more questions just let the questions be asked if you don't send -- -- -- to the senate you're not gonna know what the end.
It's hard we can't do it because it's hard I'm so tired parents -- like that well I've.
Look it there was a report and you may have decided this that if we had had inspector general's -- -- implement the recommendation -- -- bad we were to say in 67.
Billion dollars that's taxpayer dollars my friends this is my money -- your money.
What's gonna make this change.
Anything at all time.
I think congress has to get on top of the administration and demand that these names he send -- senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire.
Has been asking the administration to send them -- she's a Democrat.
Told the administration in February fill these jobs some of which as you said have been empty for at least five years and these are all Obama administration appointees.
Not something that's left over from George W.
Bush it's all really there implementation as a court and state Homeland Security AID.
First second and fourth for -- implemented recommendations.
And -- he -- tens of billions of dollars that could be identified and hopefully say.
-- -- hasn't done -- taxpayer dollars that could be sick time.
Thank you so much for coming in appreciate -- thanks very.
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