A bill to allows states to tax sales made over the Internet passed the Senate Monday.
Government overspending has been a problem for years. Members of both political parties have made a habit of spending more money than we take in. Countless examples of wasteful spending have surfaced, even as lawmakers suggest that there’s no way for the government to cut back. Here are just a few examples of Washington’s questionable spending.
This kid is Krunk with Kash. But last year politicians overspent by $1 trillion — are they any different?
According to Politico, it is uncertain whether House and Senate negotiators will meet to hammer out the differences in their respective fiscal year 2014 budget outlines. Get more headlines in today’s Spending Daily.
Ah, Cinco de Mayo – that ostensibly Mexican holiday actually celebrated by Americans looking for an excuse to drink heavily.
The Hill and Reuters predict slow job gains for April. More top headlines in today’s Spending Daily.
The government likes to spend money—that is for certain—but it takes some creativity to waste $1.7 billion a year in taxpayer funds for vacant buildings.
The Associated Press examines the president’s promise – and plan – to cut the budget deficit. More headlines in this morning’s Spending Daily.
Whether they’re using a meat clever, a scalpel or a set of tweezers, the administration seems to get woozy even when the operation calls to cut just three cents on the dollar.
The USDA allowed a well-intentioned program to become a massive giveaway of tax dollars that spawned an entire cottage industry of fraudulent claims, according to a recent report from the New York Times.