Daily Archives: November 18, 2009

More than $98 billion in improper gov’t payments

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By HOPE YEN, Associated Press Writer – Wed Nov 18

WASHINGTON – More than $98 billion in taxpayer dollars spent by government agencies was wasted, much of it on questionable claims for tax credits and Medicare benefits, representing an increase of $26 billion from the previous year.

In all, about 5 percent of spending in federal programs in fiscal year 2009 was improper, according to new details of a government financial report that were released Tuesday. Saying the overall error rate was similar in 2008, officials attributed the $26 billion jump to some changes in how to define improper spending as well as an increase in overall spending due to the recession. Continue reading

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$849 billion health bill sets up historic debate

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Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks to the media about theReid and Pelosi can’t wait to take the American people for every thing that they have, that Go s for Obama, now if this passes we have to make sure that they have to pay all taxes that every one over $250,000 and pay tax on their medical plans, and not let them exempt them selves from paying.
By DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent

WASHINGTON – Setting up a historic year-end debate, Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid unveiled his long-awaited version of legislation to reshape the nation’s health care system Wednesday night, a measure designed to extend coverage to 94 percent of eligible Americans and bar private industry from denying insurance because of pre-existing medical conditions. Continue reading

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