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The problem with your solution is that it costs money and more Civil Servants or contractors (who will add fraud of thei own). Increqasing the size of government is not popular, I'm sure you have noticed.

When I was growing up, my father was the Treasurer of an independently owned department store. I questioned him about why there was such a high mark up on items (at least 50%). Among the things he said were that there was a 5% loss from shoplifters and another 5% loss from employees stealing things. Yes, they had store detectives, but this was in spite of that.

For some reason we expect the government to have no waste fraud or abuse, but are willing to accept this in private industry. I've read that the waste fraud and abuse in Meidicare is 7% (I don't know how they know this,.). If so, the percentage amount is not that bad, but the dollar amount is huge. To stamp out this 7% may take that much (more?) in detectives and might wreck the morale of the "atraight arrow" workers. Like the costly check-in procedures now on air flight has taken the joy out of flying.

My wife worked for Westinghouse and executives misuse of expensise accounts was rife. There were worse things that I won't go into as they are a long story. There were two vice-presidents who were forced to retire.

I worked at one time for St. Joseph Lead Company, and the treasurer of their Balmat, New York Division, (America's largest zinc producer at the time) was caught (along with some others) of stealing lumber and other items to build summer homes on the lake. Was he fired? Nope. Had his wrist slapped, but that was all.

And who watches the watch dogs?

brucedoe
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