Mustard magnet Scott DesJarlais is doing more then using the term "Waste, fraud and abuse" as trite terms at election time. He is attacking some of it. Things like rewards for recruiting people to go on food stamps. This goes beyond the "If you build it they will come" mentality of government freebies. This is the "If you don't want to come we will give you bus fair to get here." Sort of thinking.
Sort of reminds me of the parent who told me of how his child's school repeatedly tried to get him to put his child on "free or reduced lunch" even though his child always had plenty of lunch money.
The school told the father that the more kids they could get on free and reduced lunch the lower their academic standards could be and the more government money they would get.
How did we get like this?