The Latest Government IT Failure Results in $288 Million of Wasteful Spending By the Social Security Administration
The Social Security Administration wasted $288 million in a failed attempt to make its disability claims process more efficient.
Every week for the past year, The Washington Times has given out a Golden Hammer award for the week’s most wasteful government project. On July 10, the Golden Hammer celebrated its one-year anniversary by compiling all the examples of waste, fraud and abuse over the past year.
The CBO’s new report projects growing deficits and greater risk of fiscal crisis.
An op-ed from the Mercatus Center running in today’s issue of The Hill takes a look at the causes of poverty in the U.S. and how to lift Americans out of poverty.
Today, the Senate will vote on the farm bill (H.R. 2642, “The Agricultural Act of 2014”) after closing debate late on Monday.
One year after warning that the sequester would push 70,000 children off Head Start, impair our ability to fight HIV/AIDS and compromise the well-being of hundreds of thousands of serious mentally-ill patients, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is getting a budget increase.
Less than a month after Washington agreed to bust through the bipartisan spending caps in the latest budget deal, according to a report by PaymentAccuracy.gov the federal government wasted more money than the entire sequester last year on improper payments alone. So, remember when all those lawmakers were pledging to block any deal that didn’t roll back the sequester?
What does vice presidential entertainment, wild horse adoption and the future State Elections Commission of Puerto Rico have in common? They are just a few of the reasons Congress busted through their bipartisan spending caps by $45 billion to create a massive $1 trillion omnibus bill. Are these really “essential” priorities Americans can’t do without?
According to Reuters, the IRS claims they are facing a budget crunch because of all the money they need to spend on Obamacare and that some things “may have to go by the wayside.” But, last year when the IRS was pressed for blowing tax dollars on a host of frivolous items, division managers actually blamed their spending on having too much money!
The third episode of Federal Matters, “Christmas,” highlights the problems that stem from wasting money on unnecessary expenditures, and the burden it places on those around you.