I attended the Health Subcommittee of the House Committee on Ways and Means today.* The subject was Medicare fraud and abuse. One of the U.S. Attorneys present claimed that every dollar invested in fraud investigation returned 13 dollars in recovered Medicare fraud. Representative Xavier Becerra (D-CA) marveled at this, exclaiming that the folks on Wall Street wished they could get a 13-to-1 return.
Apparently it didn’t occur to Becerra that perhaps the reason the return is so high is that there is so much Medicare fraud. After all, it’s not hard to pick fruit if tons of it is low-hanging.
*This makes me a much in demand dinner guest.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online