Lenwood Brooks, policy director of Public Notice, joins Speaking Of…with Mike Schikman on WSVA to discuss the wasteful spending taking place in Washington.
While Washington insists there is “no smart way” to cut $85 billion, they’re spending $1.7 billion annually to maintain vacant federal government office buildings.
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.
While Washington insists there is “no smart way” to cut $85 billion, billions of dollars are being lost in unemployment fraud.
Remember when President Obama prided himself on the desire to get out the red pen and go “line-by-line, page-by-page” through the federal budget to eliminate waste and inefficiency? That was a long time ago. Now, the White House is changing its tune.
Bankrupting America, a project of Public Notice, today released a new tax day web video, “Your Tax Dollars At Work,” asking Americans whether they feel Washington is spending their tax dollars wisely.
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services officials “misspent” some $8 million in funding for a program intended to help keep vulnerable citizens warm.
#TalkIsCheap, except when it leaves the country over $16 Trillion in debt. Have politicians talked about reducing our deficit and debt? Yes. Have they taken action? Find out in our latest video.
Trillions of taxpayer dollars have been wasted on failed efforts to reinvigorate the economy in the last four years. $12.9 trillion of new spending that includes 7.9 percent unemployment, 23 million Americans unemployed or underemployed, 46.7 million on food stamps and 1 in 6 living in poverty. Government spending got personal.
Here’s a roundup of this morning’s must-read budget and economic stories.