ALG Endorses GAO Report Recommendation Eliminating $100 Billion in Duplicative Government Programs

March 1st, 2011, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government (ALG) President Bill Wilson today endorsed the findings of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) showing at least $100 billion of taxpayer savings if duplicative and costly government programs are eliminated:

“Thanks to Senator Tom Coburn, who offered the amendment to last year’s debt ceiling increase that created the GAO report, taxpayers for the first time have an in depth look at just how redundant and wasteful the federal government is.Senator Coburn estimates that there could be at least $100 billion in annual savings just by eliminating duplicate, wasteful government programs outlined in the report. With a $1.65 trillion expected budget deficit this year, it is time for Congress to immediately enact recommendations that will help bring the nation’s fiscal house back into order.”


GAO Report Summary, March 1st, 2011.

GAO Report Full, March 1st, 2011.

Dr. Coburn Says GAO Report Exposes Widespread Waste and Duplication in Federal Budget, March 1st, 2011.

Interview Availability: Please contact Rebekah Rast at (703) 383-0880 or at to arrange an interview with ALG President Bill Wilson.