Then require an outside of the state or particular agency auditor to review contracts. A good recent example is here at Ft Leavenworth which is a military prison. Guess how much we spent in 2012 for a inmate Soccer field? 750,000. That three =quarter of a million is a drop in the bucket to be sure BUT it is indicative of the problem times every city in the nation.
Remember the bridge to nowhere? Had say an auditor from Texas reviewed that they would have raised warning flags everywhere. Same thing goes for building a three quarter of a million dollar soccer field on the flat fucking plains of Kansas.... how expensive is a fence and grass? Military commands control there own facilities budget. There is a process but it is internal.
So the long and short is we could eliminate waste and make a lot of headway.
Finally, I have no idea why extending the payroll cap on the Social Security payroll deduction and means testing Seniors to determine if they need a safety net provided by Uncle sam.... WHY is is so difficult?