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.
A few months ago, the administration insisted there was “no smart way” to avoid the sequester. Soon after, the White House cancelled tours indefinitely, blaming their “staffing reductions” on the spending cuts. However, The Washington Post recently discovered documents detailing the administration’s plans to go on a safari with a counterassault team during their upcoming trip to Africa.
Lenwood Brooks, policy director of Public Notice, joins the Bill LuMaye Show to discuss wasteful spending in regards to government conferences and government spending.
Congress is doing whatever it can to avoid the consequences of living under Obamacare – and they’re not alone. Fear is spreading from Capitol Hill to insurers to employers, all concerned about implementation of the new health care law and the skyrocketing costs that are expected to come with it.
Recently, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) commented that he believed the IRS problem to be “solved.” Gretchen Hamel, executive director of Public Notice, joins AM Tampa Bay to highlight the wasteful spending habits of the IRS and how the investigation into the agency is far from over.
So a bunch of politicians are scratching their heads while deciding what to do about the debt ceiling. It seems as though they have “differing projections” of how bad our budget problems are. It’s odd that after all the dire warnings about the consequences of the debt, there could still be anything other than a consensus.
The Treasury Department today released their monthly statement for May 2013, which indicated that Washington is continuing to add to our massive national debt.
Problem solved; time to move on. That’s what Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said this weekend about the IRS scandal. But just a couple days earlier Democrat Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) was sounding the alarm that the IRS spending is just “one example of what’s going on in every agency in the country.”
The U.S. added 175,000 jobs in May, according to the most recent jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, up from 149,000 added in April, but still not nearly enough to jumpstart the economy and return to normal levels of growth.
After Acting Commissioner Danny Werfel dismissed the idea that increased funding would solve the problems at the IRS, Rep. Jose Serrano responded, “Are you sure you don’t want any more money?” If this is a glimpse into a “spend-it-or-lose-it” culture in Washington, the question is how many other agencies are operating the same way?