Federal government auditors, inspectors saved billions of taxpayer dollars in 2010

Did you know there are people in the federal government working to save money instead of spending it?

This report says auditors and inspectors general saved the feds $87.2 billion last year. One agency recovered more than $90 million in overpayments to a cell phone company. Another won a lawsuit after claiming it was being sold defective drugs by a major pharmaceutical company.

Don’t know offhand what kind of dent that makes in the budget deficit, but it doesn’t hurt.

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One Response to Federal government auditors, inspectors saved billions of taxpayer dollars in 2010

  1. Jo says:

    Not only those inspectors saving taxpayers’ money, they are also giving us safer foods and other products, highways, buildings, air service, water, air and many other aspects of our lives. Makes one wonder why anyone wants to eliminate many of those federal agencies by turning them into political footballs.

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