White House reports billions of improper payments in 2009

In total, Orszag listed 99 agencies and programs that received $1.98 trillion in 2009, with $98 billion of the money -- or 5 percent -- in improper payments.

Some of the larger figures for improper payments were:

$24 billion for Medicare fee-for service, out of a total of $308 billion

$18 billion for Medicaid health care for the poor, out of a total of $188 billion

$12 billion for Medicaid Advantage, out of a total of $77 billion

$12 billion for unemployment insurance, out of a total of $119 billion

$12 billion for the Earned Income Tax Credit, out of a total of $48 billion
The biggest frauds are the medical systems the government oversees. Why would anyone in their right mind (or left mind for that matter) want an expansion of these failed programs.