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To the casual observer it looks like there is some there there. The COA report makes what many will find a convincing case that the over-reporting in 2010 was not an isolated incident but was, in fact common practice. Which means that, even without the backing of the Justice Department the watchdog group is going ahead with its law suit because, Cause of Action’s Executive Director Dan Epstein said, “the American taxpayers deserve accountability.”


“The reputations of political insiders cannot be more important than the integrity of federal programs and the protection of taxpayer funds,” Epstein said. “When the federal government – including departmental inspectors generals – cannot be counted on to discourage fraud, citizen watchdog groups like ours must intervene.”