‘I don’t think the taxpayers got ripped off, personally’
Despite canceled WH tours and long airport lines, Obamas host swanky gala for stars
Coburn: ‘For years, HUD has awarded millions of dollars to slumlords’
The Defense Department plays a key role in the Obama administration’s ‘green energy’ agenda.
Government officials waste money because the money they’re spending isn’t their own.
‘Our investigation shows that a federal government culture of waste, fraud and mismanagement remains an unchecked liability’
Environmental groups are being paid millions by the government agencies they sue.
MIT telecommunications director: OECD’s methodology fundamentally flawed
Orlando Sanford International Airport has received approval to replace its TSA contingent with private security staff.
The US higher education system is more bloated and wasteful than most people realize.
Insourcing burdens taxpayers and violates basic ethical standards.
Across the country, cities small and large are building up their police forces. In the name of terrorism preparedness, local municipalities are stockpiling arms, tanks, and whatever Army surplus goods they can apply federal grant money to acquire, the Center for Investigative Reporting found. Fargo, N.D., considered one of America’s happiest cities, is one of [...]
The food and beverage industry has already donated over $7.9 million to federal candidates, parties and outside political groups during the 2012 election cycle, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, demonstrating its power and influence in Washington. The industry’s political spending has increased since the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision, but its lobbying [...]
Why the public sector is more likely to waste money than the private sector.
2033 is the year Social Security trustees predict that the Social Security trust fund will run dry. According to a study released on April 23, “Projected long-run program costs for both Medicare and Social Security are not sustainable under currently scheduled financing, and will require legislative modifications if disruptive consequences for beneficiaries and taxpayers are [...]
The medical industry, as we know it now, is quickly changing, thanks to a $19 billion section of the 2009 stimulus bill. Titled HI TECH and armed with specific stipulations for the purchase of new electronic health record software, the up-and-coming digital health information industry has grown steadily and strongly, despite the enduring recession. The [...]
Republicans need to frame their arguments in more concrete terms.
The General Services Administration, the focus of a recent scandal, is out of date and unnecessary.
The Pentagon has spent hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars on marketing and propaganda campaigns dubbed “information operations” to win over local populations in Iraq and Afghanistan, USA Today reports. The funds dedicated to information operations grew from $9 million annually in 2005 to $580 million annually in 2009, according to USA Today. Last year [...]
Many new green energy companies that received enormous loan guarantees from the Department of Energy in 2009 are in trouble — with some even going bankrupt. Their multimillion-dollar loans, written courtesy of American taxpayers, may never be paid back. But according to the Center for Public Integrity (CPI) and ABC News, top executives at many [...]