Government waste

Ratio public expenditure on GDP by country in ...

Ratio public expenditure on GDP by country in Europe, according to the most recent Eurostat data. This map will by updated as much as possible. Legend : maroon > 55%, red 50-55%, orange 45-50%, yellow 40-45%, green 35-40%, blue 30-35%, purple < 30% (not presently used). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Some of the current media reporting is about alleged government waste where the amount in question is relatively small, under $1 million. While that number may seem large to you or me, it is totally insignificant when compared to total government spending. To me, it seems a total waste of time to focus on the small expenditures when there are much larger frauds out there to expose, such as fraud by Medicare providers and waste by defense contractors. It is almost as if the corporate media has decided to provide a smoke screen for the GOP during this election season.

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