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U.S. government awards millions in contracts to companies owned by fictitious people

 Oversight of programs is haphazard and spotty, if it exists at all, and the few people assigned to ensure that the American taxpayer isn't being mistreated face the insurmountable task of accounting for every dollar.

What's more, human nature being what it is, if you provide a plethora of benefits to people without adequate accountability, those benefits are going to be abused, pure and simple. One of the most recent examples of this occurred in Maryland, where, according to The Washington Examiner, a woman pleaded guilty "to charges related to setting up at least 15 false businesses in six states that received government contracts despite often being registered to people who did not exist."

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