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Trump Administration Plans to Make Hundreds of Billions of Improper Payments

That's what careful readers of the administration's budget must assume. After all, the budget tells us that we should expect savings of $59 billion in 2028 from reducing "improper payments Government-wide" (Table S-2). However we build up to these large annual savings very gradually. There is nothing noted for savings in 2019 and just $1 billion in 2020. Even in 2024, the last year of a hypothetical second Trump administration, the projected savings are only $6 billion.
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