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!
Why would the administration not welcome Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s efforts of finding smarter cuts that would offset furloughs?
Bankrupting America, a project of Public Notice, today released the second episode of its web series, “Federal Matters,” which follows a family and their irresponsible relative, Uncle Beltway, who, like Washington, spends more money than he takes in.
Bankrupting America, a project of Public Notice, today released a new web series, “Federal Matters,” which follows a family and their irresponsible relative, Uncle Beltway, who, like Washington, is put in charge of certain things that he’s ill-equipped to handle.
Lenwood Brooks, policy director of Public Notice, joins Ringside Politics with Jeff Crouere to discuss how the partial government shutdown is a result of Washington’s failure to compromise on a budget.
…All week, while Congress fought over next year’s budget, federal workers were immersed in a separate frantic drama. They were trying to spend the rest of this year’s budget before it is too late. The reason for their haste is a system set up by Congress that, in many cases, requires agencies to spend all their allotted funds by Sept. 30. If they don’t, the money becomes worthless to them on Oct. 1. And — even worse — if they fail to spend the money now, Congress could dock their funding in future years. The incentive, as always, is to spend.