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Republican proposes hiring official watchdog for ObamaCare
Fox News.com ^ | March 6, 2014 | Mike Emanuel

Posted on 03/06/2014 3:20:44 PM PST by Kaslin

A Republican congressman is calling for the federal government to hire a full-time watchdog for ObamaCare, amid ongoing concerns about fraud and mismanagement.

Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., introduced a bill on Thursday that would create a "Special Inspector General for Monitoring the Affordable Care Act (SIGMA)." He told Fox News the position is needed to follow the money.

"There's very specific criteria that the special inspector general is required to produce and follow up on," Roskam told Fox News. "But the point is it needs to be done holistically and in a larger context. It's just a common sense approach to government and oversight."

Similar positions have been created before to oversee the billions spent in Iraq and Afghanistan reconstruction, and the $700 billion financial industry bailout. Experts say billions of taxpayer dollars in fines, penalties and restitution were recovered on behalf of American taxpayers.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; abolishobamacare; democratcare; donkeycare; jackasscare; obamacareig; peterroskam

1 posted on 03/06/2014 3:20:44 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

So the 15,000 additional attorneys and accountants at IRS weren’t enough?


2 posted on 03/06/2014 3:22:58 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Kaslin

Going to put Count Dracula in charge of the Blood Bank ??


3 posted on 03/06/2014 3:23:44 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: nascarnation

How about flushing the turd that keeps circling the bowl?


4 posted on 03/06/2014 3:23:54 PM PST by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: Kaslin
He told Fox News the position is needed to follow the money.

Sure, right into some cronies pockets.

5 posted on 03/06/2014 3:24:52 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Kaslin

A Republican congressman is calling for the federal government to hire a full-time watchdog for ObamaCare, amid ongoing concerns about fraud and mismanagement.

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Whatever. What they need is a Special Prosecutor to begin Congressional Hearings, Justice Department investigations and ultimately begin impeachment of this lying traiterous bastage.


6 posted on 03/06/2014 3:25:47 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Kaslin

The Republicans should quit wasting everyone’s time, money, and good health and create the Special Inspector General for Dismantling the Affordable Care Act.


7 posted on 03/06/2014 3:27:17 PM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Kaslin
“Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., introduced a bill on Thursday that would create a “Special Inspector General for Monitoring the Affordable Care Act (SIGMA).”

They should put more effort into repealing Obamacare.

8 posted on 03/06/2014 3:35:37 PM PST by detective
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To: ponygirl

Exactly!

Enough of this waste of time money and resources.

Same for Obamacare!


9 posted on 03/06/2014 3:40:00 PM PST by Howie66 (MOLON LABE, Muthafukkas!)
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To: Kaslin
Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., introduced a bill on Thursday that would create a "Special Inspector General for Monitoring the Affordable Care Act (SIGMA)." He told Fox News the position is needed to follow the money.

Roskam's district is in my backyard, I can only imagine the HELL his office is catching right now for this stupid idea.

10 posted on 03/06/2014 3:40:05 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Kaslin

Mitt?


11 posted on 03/06/2014 3:45:47 PM PST by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: Kaslin

A Republican congressman is calling for the federal government to hire a full-time watchdog for ObamaCare,

Oh, yea — that’s the ticket — asking the federal government to hire a watchdog — the old saying about the fox watching the henhouse comes to mind. No wonder we are fed up with the GOP!


12 posted on 03/06/2014 3:55:21 PM PST by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: Kaslin
A Republican congressman is calling for the federal government to hire a full-time watchdog for ObamaCare...

Why bother?

13 posted on 03/06/2014 3:57:33 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Kaslin

Yeah let’s create another government position costing money to follow the wasted spending on Obamacare. Yes that’s the ticket. /s


14 posted on 03/06/2014 3:59:08 PM PST by FreedomGuru (Time for torches and pitchforks.)
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To: Kaslin

Just another attempt to pretend to be against Obamacare, while simultaneously making it easier to keep it alive.


15 posted on 03/06/2014 4:03:17 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Shut it down. Then investigate those who were supposedly creating, administering and operating this commie farce. Maybe there won’t be enough prisons after the investigations and trials. Have them double- and triple-up in cells.


16 posted on 03/06/2014 4:20:32 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Kaslin

What a fool.


17 posted on 03/06/2014 4:24:46 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: Kaslin
Whatever happened to the Patient Protection portion of the Affordable Care Act?

-PJ

18 posted on 03/06/2014 4:26:49 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: FreedomGuru

OMG-—and then we can hire a watchdog to watch the watchdog.

I feel as if I’m in an alternative universe.

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19 posted on 03/06/2014 4:33:58 PM PST by Mears
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To: Kaslin

Would this guy propose we just watch as cancer grows in the body too?

You excise the tumor without hesitation.


20 posted on 03/06/2014 4:36:28 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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Oh boy oh boy !! Smoke, mirrors, dog, pony, and now sand in the Vaseline............


21 posted on 03/06/2014 4:37:51 PM PST by S.O.S121.500 (Had Enough Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: Kaslin

So much for Republicans being for smaller government.


22 posted on 03/06/2014 5:22:59 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Kaslin

Ha, as if whomever that is won’t be some ME’ern terrorist who isn’t opposed to taking bribes.


23 posted on 03/06/2014 6:12:46 PM PST by bgill
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To: Kaslin

This is a token. A bandaid. And it can’t be allowed, because it is far too little.


24 posted on 03/06/2014 6:16:34 PM PST by tbw2
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To: Kaslin

NO! Hire a coroner.


25 posted on 03/06/2014 6:25:52 PM PST by Right Wing Assault
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