Feds give away $64 Million in Welfare without Background Checks!

Social Security Administration employees handed out $64 million intended for low-income Americans, but the officials ignored recipients’ earnings – a problem that could have been corrected a decade ago, according to a government watchdog. The Supplemental Security Income program is meant to support low-income earners, but federal officials often failed to consider how much recipients actually earned, according to a recent report by the SSA’s inspector general. The IG previously reported Read more […]

States Wasting BILLIONS Because of Unemployment Benefit Errors!

States are wasting billions of taxpayer dollars by overpaying people in unemployment benefits, but the Obama administration is only asking states to recover half that money. Many states are failing to detect their mistakes in the first place, let alone recuperate the lost cash, according to multiple recent reports from the Department of Labor Office of Inspector General. The DOL’s Employment and Training Administration, for example, set a 50 percent recovery goal for every dollar states Read more […]

IRS Employees Fueling the Democrat Party Machine!

A Daily Caller News Foundation analysis of OpenSecrets.org data found Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees have backed Democrats over Republicans by 2-1 in their political donations over the last 25 years. Donors listing the IRS as their employer have donated roughly $453,800 to Democratic candidates and causes and $221,400 to Republican candidates and causes since 1990. About one in four of the dollars for Democrats, or roughly $117,500, went to President Barack Obama. But IRS employees Read more […]

The USA has Spent $3 Billion In Haiti since Earthquake with Little to Show for It

Haitian President Michel Martelly, aka “Sweet Micky” as he was known when he was a singer, is managing a contentious election with allegations of fraud. Martelly’s successor is still unknown since elections were held in October and he has now postponed the country’s runoff election. The two leading candidates did not receive enough votes to win outright and must now face one another in a runoff. Both candidates come from business backgrounds, Jovenel Moise manages agricultural exports Read more […]

Government Spent $780K to Learn that Pizza is Addictive!

A recent study finding that pizza is as addictive as cocaine was funded with $780,000 in federal money, according to a newly-released congressional report. In late October, a study conducted at the University of Michigan was released which found that pizza and other processed foods (such as french fries and ice cream) are addictive in a manner similar to drugs like cocaine. Now, the “Wastebook”, an anti-government waste report released Tuesday by Sen. Jeff Flake’s office, reveals this Read more […]

Global Warming Summit Will Yield 300,000 Tons of Carbon

Compare that with the average American’s “carbon footprint,” which is 20 tons a year. This is one of those things where those in power are the exceptions to the rules they come up with for everyone else to follow. Politicians like Obama and John Kerry can point their fingers at all American conservatives and “deniers,” and blame them for global warming and all the pollution that is supposedly causing it. But when they do it, it’s different. After all, they’re the ones who are trying Read more […]

Your Government at Work – Regulators Complain that Uber Drivers are “TOO” Efficient

No, this is not a story from the satirical website the Onion. Yes, this is really an idea that your elected (and unelected) government officials have developed in an effort to make our lives “better.” No, I don’t think the people who thought this up realize just how stupid their idea is or just how foolish we all think they are. In major cities across America the ride-sharing company known as Uber has been forced to fight against the entrenched taxi lobby and their prostitutes in the local Read more […]

Obama Smog Regulations to Cost 4 Times More than Predicted!

The Environmental Protection Agency estimated its stricter smog limits would only cost Americans $1.4 billion a year, but a new report argues the total cost to the economy is likely 40 times higher than agency estimates. The right-leaning American Action Forum says EPA’s updated smog, or ground-level ozone, rule could cost $56.5 billion in lost wages based on economic losses from counties that couldn’t comply with the agency’s 2008 rule. “Observed nonattainment counties experienced Read more […]

House Votes to Freeze Planned Parenthood Funding for a Year

In what will probably amount to nothing more than a political statement, the House of Representatives voted to freeze federal funding to Planned Parenthood: In a 241-187 vote, nearly all Republicans and two Democrats approved legislation that would block Planned Parenthood’s federal funding for one year, giving time for Congress to fully investigate claims of wrongdoing by the provider. Lawmakers also passed a bill tightening restrictions on abortion doctors who violate infant protections in Read more […]

EPA Spills Toxic Waste Wrecking Environment – Yet No One Gets Fired

BP spills oil in the Gulf of Mexico and everyone freaks out, condemning the oil producing giant for being so careless. These same environmentalists never praise BP for the ecological work they do as they pour millions of dollars into care and research to protect the environment. Instead the environmentalist cynically calls BP “greedy” and “evil”.  Interestingly, these same environmentalists watch as the government (through the EPA) destroys an entire ecosystem and they say NOTHING. In fact, while Read more […]

Gina McCarthy on Toxic Waste Spill: Oops, Sorry About That

Next time you want to get rid of some toxic waste quickly and easily, just dump it in the nearest river. If the EPA finds out about it, tell them you’re really sorry. It reminds me of what Lois Lerner said when she was being questioned about how many groups were targeted for special scrutiny. She said:  “I’m not good at math.” Granted, she’s a lawyer, not an accountant. But come on. There are many taxpayers who aren’t accountants (most taxpayers are not accountants), and if they mess Read more […]

Postal Service Loses Half a Billion Dollars!

One federal agency has a history of pouring money down the drain, but now they’re boasting about their finances. The U.S. Postal Service had a net loss of $586 million for the third quarter, which is about $1.5 billion less than they lost the previous year. USPS issued a press release Monday touting the savings, pointing out the “reduction of $1.4 billion from the net loss of $2 billion for same period last year.” “While it may seem tempting for USPS backers to cheer the agency Read more […]