The difference between Bill and I is that I never headed the project. Well, there are other differences.
In 2003, government investigators found that the Risk Management Agency of the USDA had incomplete information on ownership of 21,000 of the nation's largest farms, so it lost a valuable tool to determine whether farmers falsified production figures to file unwarranted claims.
"It's really a shell game ... to show a loss that probably didn't occur," Bertoni said.
Another branch of the USDA had the ownership information but didn't provide it to the RMA. Up to $74 million in possible false claims resulted.
Saturday, September 30, 2006
Clinton Failed and I Failed
Clinton said he failed to get bin Laden and I failed in the project to get USDA agencies to share data. Here's an excerpt from an article on crop insurance fraud: