Letter: Medicare fraud | NevadaAppeal.com

Letter: Medicare fraud

This past week it was announced that Medicaid/Medicare fraud in Nevada amounted to $100,000,000 taxpayer dollars last year. This amounts to tens of billions of taxpayer dollars across the country.

Other entrepreneurs make a business out of defrauding the food stamp program. Clinton wants $250,000,000 taxpayer dollars given to the Department of Education which already gets billions of taxpayer dollars to turn out junk. The Social Security system gets cheated every day. This list could go on forever.

What’s the common thread? They are a typical government orchestrated bureaucracy. They do not have to perform. They just go to the money tree to supplement their incompetence. Without the profit motive, there is no reason to excel. Put these money sponges in the private sector where they belong.