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Why Obamacare desperately needs an inspector general: US rep

An inspector general helped save taxpayer money with the Troubled Asset Relief Program, and with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill. So why not one to oversee the troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act?

"If it's good for Iraq," Roskam said Wednesday on "Squawk on the Street." "If it's good for TARP and if it's good for Afghanistan, it is clearly good for $1.8 trillion of spending that takes over one-sixth of the economy."

Last week, Roskam introduced legislation that would create a special inspector general to oversee President Barack Obama's health-care overhaul, commonly known as Obamacare. As chief deputy whip in the House of Representatives, Roskam expects heated opposition from Democratic minority leader Nancy Pelosi, who accused the GOP of trying to undermine the ACA with "nuisance, unproductive" proposals.

(Read more: Obamacare: ACA enrollment just 4.2 million by Feb)

"You have an administration that is probably the most political administration we've seen in a generation making decisions that have an impact on every single American and every single business," said Roskam, a committee member of the House's Ways and Means Committee, during an interview with CNBC. "They're clearly being political."

—By CNBC's Jeff Morganteen. Follow him on Twitter at @jmorganteen and get the latest stories from "Squawk on the Street."

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