A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report stated that tens of thousands of federal workers were being kept on paid leave for extended periods of time.
Today’s Breaking it Down analyzes a new report, which reveals that federal, state and local governments spend millions of taxpayer funds on pumpkin patches and fall festivals each year.
Today, we break down some of the taxpayer-funded grants that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reportedly used for some questionable studies.
Today’s Top 5 takes a closer look at a report the Mercatus Center released yesterday, which highlighted a government phenomenon known as “use it or lose it” year-end spending.
The Department Of Defense doesn’t know what happened to $3.3 Billion Dollars meant to sustain the Afghan National Security Force.
On July 31, the Taxpayer Protection Alliance (TPA) released a report detailing billions of dollars worth of lawmakers pet projects found in the 2015 House and Senate defense appropriations bills. In total, the group identified more than 240 earmarks worth almost $20 billion.
Federal workers were paid salaries and bonuses for watching television and checking Facebook.
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 government made over $100 Billion in improper payments last year. But how much is that, really?
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!