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.
Monday, January 8, 2018
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.
Posted by Jim Brown at 2:27 PM
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Monday, November 27, 2017
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.
Posted by Jim Brown at 4:02 PM
Friday, November 10, 2017
The Washington Post, which first reported on the fund, found that between 1997 and 2014, $15.2 million was paid out to 235 claimants. For more info visit http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/11/10/taxpayer-piggy-bank-lets-congress-settle-sexual-harassment-cases-in-secret.html
Posted by Jim Brown at 10:50 AM
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Thursday, October 19, 2017
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.
Posted by Jim Brown at 2:11 PM
Friday, August 4, 2017
Read full post at http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/08/03/la-made-1-3b-in-illegal-immigrant-welfare-payouts-in-just-2-years.html
Posted by Jim Brown at 7:22 AM
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
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.
Posted by Jim Brown at 5:36 AM
Sunday, July 2, 2017
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.
Posted by Jim Brown at 11:30 AM
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Excellent article on how politicians get rich in office: https://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2017/06/01/the-politics-racket-n2334182
Posted by Jim Brown at 8:51 AM
Monday, March 20, 2017
While standing in line at the cash register today, I watched the lady in front of me pay for her purchases with an EBT card and then walk outside and get into a new Cadillac Escalade, a $75,000+ vehicle. Now, I do not know how or why she was able to get government assistance but my initial impression was that something was not right with our government's welfare system. Is it any wonder that so many people voted for a man that promised to cut government spending and social spending.
Posted by Jim Brown at 4:58 PM
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
A taxpayer-funded study set to find out if people can smell their own "asparagus pee". Researchers at Harvard on two active studies that received over $3 million last year surveyed nearly 7,000 people to determine if their urine smelled funny after eating the vegetable. Click here for complete article.
Posted by Jim Brown at 2:00 PM
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Senator Jeff Flake has released Wastebook: PORKémon Go, the latest chronicle of government waste in a series started by former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn. The report covers 50 items and more than $5 billion in spending on outrageous government programs and frivolous projects. All of this waste is going on while our national debt is approaching 20 trillion dollars (that's $20,000,000,000,000) or ~$166,775 per taxpayer).
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Posted by Jim Brown at 12:23 PM