Thanks you have given me motivation to continue with my list. A few months ago I created a folder with articles about where your money goes, and created the list.
Today I found a new item to add: $900 billion in WASTE in medicare for the following. (IBM had offered to fix the government programming for free. Actually it’s a sin that the original programming did not include screening for such obvious types of fraud.)
Unscrupulous doctors billing for over 24 hours per day of procedures,
Phony companies invoicing for phantom services,
Pharmacists filling prescriptions for dead patients,
Home health-care companies demanding payment for treating clients actually in the hospital,
Excellent stuff. Filed under Mcare fraud? And another file name Mcaid fraud?
How ‘bout this one...I know it isn’t “sexy”, but just think how much the cost of education is. Do you realize what a killing the textbook manufacturers are doing? One excuse they use to justify the soaking; “We have to print this new calculus edition, because of new methods of pedagogy”. It is immoral for my kid to have to ask me for 200 bucks for a new calculus book.
How does that work? The manufacturer sends his rep to take the head honchos out to lunch, and forks over part of the skim as ‘grant money’?
Hands out month-long vacation packages?
I don’t know, but SOMEONE’S getting rich off that BILK!
Eliminate tenure while we’re at it.
I swar! If we cut the criminality - we’d be ROLLIN IN DOUGH.
Apologize for the rantishness. Keep adding peeps! We can surely come up with a DOABLE list!
And it WON’T be political suicide.