Desperate to defend is a pretty strong statement and pretty much off the mark. Just like anyone else, I deplore fraud and people who take advantage. And like any budget, there will be waste. In the case of those collecting disability payments (3% of the population) there are some that do indeed cheat the system. And, like I wrote before... so what? Sure, it sucks. But the % is small and insignificant in the whole grand scheme of things, and that investing it would cost the taxpayers even more. So that is basically my point.What I dont understand is why people like yourself are so desperate to defend all at all costs instead of being downright pissed off that people ARE committing fraud and taking resources from those truly in need. I dont get why you dont join the voices in DEMANDING better investigations and more careful research and tracking. It just makes no sense.
Now, if one is concerned by government waste and spending, then one can make great strides by going after the corruption and waste at DoD. Read the Reuters article I linked earlier. We're talking billions upon billions flushed down the drain. Amazing that those who regularly show concern about government waste and spending have never mentioned this. Why is that?