A Bit Of Insanity: Government Spending On Flood Insurance

op-ed | Alan Daley & Steve Pociask
Close shot of flood protection sandbags with flooded homes in the background. (Shutterstock)

We cant pretend the government can afford to continuously rebuild flooded buildings

Let's Address The Real Problem Of Government Financial Waste

op-ed | Dan Rene
A burning pile of quarters. (Shutterstock)

Then it will be easier for public servants to be more productive and save money

How Much Did The U.S. Actually Spend To Fund A Clown School In Argentina?

Politics | David Sivak
Salvadoran clown Cosquilla poses for a picture during the VIII Central America Clown Convention in San Salvador, El Salvador, May 18, 2016. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

‘Acrobatics, trapeze gymnastics and dance’

No, American Taxpayers Should Not Be Forced To Fund Misconduct Overseas

op-ed | Drew Johnson
State Department Shutterstock/Sorbis

Favoritism for incumbent contractors is a serious problem at Foggy Bottom

To Combat Improper Payments, Agencies Need To Have Skin In The Game

Opinion | Ross Marchand
The U.S. Capitol Building is seen May 17, 2017 in Washington, D.C. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein - RTX369BU

More than $144 billion of taxpayer money is spent on ‘improper payments’ each year

Trudeau Close To Breaking This Unenviable Record

World | David Krayden
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (R) shakes hands with Finance Minister Bill Morneau after Morneau delivered the federal budget in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, March 22, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

‘Prime Minister Trudeau’s historically high level of spending comes in the absence of a recession or war’

Treasury Launches Site That Tracks Government Spending

US | Alex Pfeiffer
U.S. President Donald Trump (L) arrives with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin prior to signing financial services executive orders at the Treasury Department in Washington, U.S., April 21, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

‘The new site provides taxpayers with the ability to track nearly $4 trillion in government spending’

Cromnibus Cronyism: Spending Bill Loaded With Favors

Politics | Peter Fricke

See which companies benefit from ‘naked corporate welfare’

Bumper Crop Could Cost Taxpayers Billions In Farm Subsidies

Business | Peter Fricke

‘Very premature to speculate about the farm bill savings’

Study: Government Consumption Spending Reduces Economic Growth

US | Peter Fricke
President Obama

See what research says about Obama stimulus

Study Finds Private Prisons Offer Massive Cost Savings

Business | Peter Fricke

‘Exposing public prisons to greater competition should lead to lower costs and improved performance’

Middle school student figures out how government can save $370 million every year

Tech | Giuseppe Macri
Students arrive for class at Mahnomen Elementary School in Mahnomen, Minnesota
School science project leads to multi-million dollar discovery

$1.1 trillion spending bill passes

Politics | Alexis Levinson

The bill is 1,582 pages

Obama's next goals: more taxes, spending and immigrants

Politics | Neil Munro
Obama looks a little peeved. J Scott Applewhite/AP

They’re all unpopular, but he has friends in D.C.

Obama and other Democrats fought debt ceiling hikes many times

Politics | Charles C. Johnson
Barack Obama and Speaker of the House, John Boehner held a Golf Summit during the debt-ceiling crisis this summer

When Republicans are in the White House, Democrats consistently oppose adding to the debt

Youthful pundit: Pay politicians a million dollars a year

Politics | Tim Cavanaugh

Disgraced Virginia governor’s $175k salary, $100k food budget, free mansion not enough, says economist’s son

Carnival won't repay Uncle Sam for disabled ship assistance

Business | Sarah Hofmann

The cruise giant says the $800k the government shelled out to rescue the disabled ship is a ‘universal obligation’

Conservatives: Obama's budget plan a 2014 vote gambit

Business | Neil Munro

The late budget plan is really an early piece of Obama’s election-day plan for November 2014, say GOP staffers.

First Couple hosts celeb-filled concert amid sequestration

Politics | Patrick Howley

Despite canceled WH tours and long airport lines, Obamas host swanky gala for stars