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, March 20, 2017

Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Card

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.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Asparagus Pee

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.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Wastebook

Senator Jeff Flake has released Wastebook: PORK√©mon 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).

Click on image to see real time numbers

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Political Hypocrisy

Most politicians have a "do as I say, not as I do" mentality. Obama tapped Joe Biden to head a program to cut government waste. Ironically, here is an excerpt from the book The First Family Detail by Ronald Kessler showing Biden spending over a million dollars of taxpayer money on personal trips from Washington DC to his home in Delaware. Before becoming VP, he use to take Amtrak.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Feds Spend $911,056 Studying the Drinking Habits of Lesbian Couples

"The National Institutes of Health is spending nearly $1 million on a study of lesbian couples to see if stress makes them drink too much. The grant awarded to Old Dominion University will involve lesbians filling out daily diaries about their romantic relationships to determine what causes them to drink."

Monday, June 6, 2016

$136 Billion in Improper Payments

"The Government Accountability Office reported that $136.7 billion dollars were spent by federal agencies on “improper payments” during fiscal 2015, but the actual total was likely higher." 

For additional information, visit http://freebeacon.com/issues/agencies-reported-136-billion-improper-payments/.