Another 100 million dollars wasted because two Gov. Agencies can’t agree to coordinate?
GAO said the two departments should create a single inventory system for these drugs so they are not wasted. The Defense Department gives BioThrax to personnel who will deploy to Iraq, Afghanistan and the Korean peninsula, according to the report.
The national stockpile is kept in secret storage facilities around the country. As of June, the stockpile had about 10 million doses of the vaccine—all of which will expire if not used.
"It just seems like a common-sense solution to a problem that otherwise is going to cost the taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars," Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said Tuesday. Collins is the top Republican on the committee.
The departments say legal issues stand in the way of a vaccine-sharing agreement.
So instead of working together, they’ll waste millions of taxpayer dollars at our expense.
Isn’t this a perfect example of how the overlapping of different agencies waste money? Why aren’t more people outraged? Why is it that instead of cleaning up waste like this within our own government, people would be happier paying higher taxes? Why aren’t our candidates proposing that we clean up the federal government programs that are wasteful and overlap, saving potentially billions of dollars a year, money that could be put to good use elsewhere?