It seems like every day I read about how government wastes money so I thought I would record them. Since I began this blog, I have been stunned by the amount of waste, fraud, and mismanagement I have found. I recognize that some government is necessary for any society to exist but without the "profit incentive" that we have in private enterprise, government continues to grow like a cancer and along with it the potential for abuse. If you ever needed a reason to limit government, just read some of the following posts.

Friday, August 24, 2018

San Francisco Poop Patrol

San Francisco has assigned six city workers to pickup human waste in the city. These "Poop Patrollers" will earn $71,760 a year, which swells to a value of $184,678 with mandated benefits, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Who, other than government funded by taxpayers, would pay this kind of money for someone to pickup poop?

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

$14.7B Pork-barrel Spending

A watchdog group, Citizens Against Government Waste, on Wednesday released its annual Congressional Pig Book of what it considers the most egregious examples of pork-barrel spending in Congress, drawn this time from fiscal year 2018 appropriations bills. According to the group, earmarks in 2018 totaled $14.7 billion, an increase of 116.2 percent from $6.8 billion in 2017.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

$17 Million Russian Probe

Taxpayers have spent nearly $17 million on the Russia probe since Special Counsel Robert Mueller took over the investigation last year, according to a new spending report released Thursday by the Justice Department.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Clinton Cash Documentary Movie

Clinton Cash investigates how Bill and Hillary Clinton went from being “dead broke” after leaving the White House to amassing a net worth of over $150 million, with over $2 billion in donations to their foundation. This wealth was accumulated during Mrs. Clinton’s tenure as US Secretary of State through lucrative speaking fees and contracts paid for by foreign companies and Clinton Foundation donors.

Monday, November 27, 2017

100 Ways the Government Dropped the Ball

An $85 million loan for a hotel complex in Kabul, a billion dollars in missing equipment for Iraqi forces and a $30,000 grant to stage “Doggie Hamlet” are just a few examples of the “Federal Fumbles” a Republican senator has flagged in a new report on wasteful government spending. The 86-page report from Sen. James Lankford identified $437.6 billion in “wasteful and inefficient” federal spending.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Congressional Investigations

Congress spends untold millions of dollars on congressional investigations (primarily, for the purpose of trying to incriminate each other's party) with little or nothing to show for it. The Whitewater investigation involving Bill and Hillary Clinton was $70 million. Hillary's E-mail server issue has been estimated at roughly $20 million. The most recent Benghazi probe is known to have cost $7 million and that does not include the State Department spending $14 million and the Department of Defense $2 million just defending themselves. Who knows what the current Russian investigation will cost?

The end result is that almost no one is ever fired from a government job or goes to jail. The only winners have been the lawyers. Money that could have gone to helping the poor, improving education or reducing the national debt has been wasted solely for political purposes.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Feds spent more than $500G on apartments for people who 'did not exist'

The Department of Housing and Urban Development spent over $500,000 on apartments for people who "did not exist," according to the agency's inspector general. Click here for full article.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Massive Obamaphone Fraud

The last time I was in Las Vegas, there were street corner vendors signing-up people for free Obamaphones. It was clear to me at the time that the program was being abused. Sure enough, a three year study by the General Accountability Office found massive waste, fraud and abuse. Click here to read the full article.

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The above photo was taken in front of a convenience store near the RV park were I was staying. Note phone in circle.