GOVERNMENT: A Shocking Situation

Sooner or later, every dollar spent by the U.S. Government must pass the watchful eye of ex-Congressman Lindsay Carter Warren. As the $12,000-a-year Comptroller General of the U.S., Warren has frequently barked an alarm at war contract settlements; he believes that "everybody and his brother were out to get the Government during the lush war years." Last week, Watchdog Warren showed some real bite. In a report to Congress on war contract settlements, he accused federal agencies of "improper payment of many millions of dollars of public funds through fraud, collusion, ignorance, inadvertence or overliberality."

Warren had found "excessive" payments of...

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