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.
Ignoring the key drivers of our debt won’t make it go away, especially not anytime soon. We still have a long way to go to secure our nation’s fiscal future.
The IRS issued $4 billion in tax refunds to people using stolen identification in other countries. Just another example of how our government is growing too large, too fast.
There are smart cuts that Washington can make across the federal government, and sequestration proved it. Why? Because when the White House and Congress threw up their hands, refused to budget, and accepted the worst case scenario, federal agencies began to adapt and made smarter cuts to help minimize the damage.
In a world where the IRS wastes millions on conferences, the national debt is nearly $17 trillion and reckless spending threatens to wreak havoc on the sleepy village of America, one man has come to save us all from debt and overspending. That man is Super Accountant! Otherwise known as Bob.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney yesterday said that President Obama’s focus to make government “efficient and effective” a “cornerstone of his administration.” Yet just a few weeks ago the White House was making the opposite argument …
Rep. Jose Serrano (D-NY) said the IRS needs more funding, yet acting IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel said the solution is “not more money.”
Summer is the season for big budget blockbuster movies. Accordingly, Bankrupting America will review some of the latest and greatest budget busters in our new series, Debtflix as anticipation builds to the event of the summer: the debt ceiling. Between 2010 and 2012, the IRS spent $50 million on 220 conferences and a number of cheesy movies. What better way to kick off the season with an IRS marathon featuring the “Cupid Shuffle”?
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.