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...just uttered the famous "waste fraud and abuse" (WFA) mantra.

There's no doubt in my pea brain that WFA exists and that there's serious money involved. But I'd really like to hear politicians who start blowing their WFA smoke in our faces get asked a question and a followup:

1) Name two specific examples each of fraud, of waste, and of abuse.

2) Since you know about these two instances, why haven't you eliminated them already?

Rooting out WFA is hard, even in private industry where the incentives to do so are real. For politicians, it's only important in election years, and then it's just chit-chat.

Eric Hines
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