Feds Spend $856,000 Teaching Mountain Lions to Walk on Treadmills

Once again Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) has released his yearly list of wasteful government spending. Number one on his list of the top 100 was the $19 million paid out in salary to government workers who had been suspended from their jobs. In many instances, the workers were still being paid their full salaries to stay home and do nothing for months while allegations against them were being investigated. Most federal government workers have federal healthcare coverage that includes gym membership. Read more […]

Medicaid Costs Have Increased 31,000% Since Inception

Republican Senator Tom Coburn, whose primary profession is as a doctor, has crunched some numbers (He’s pretty good at crunching numbers—you might have read his highly illuminating “Government Wastebook”) and given us an estimate of the bloat escalation of existing government health programs. Forget Obamacare. Even when all we had was Medicaid, we were already doomed, according to Coburn. Obamacare just exacerbates an already dismal government spending situation. The numbers are almost Read more […]

Taxpayers Paying To Collect Human Urine, Build 3-D Pizza Printers & $4 Million For Another Obama Vacation

As Congress passes its first budget since 2009, I thought it only fitting to tell you where some of your taxpayer dollars are really being spent on. To begin with, you and I are paying $4 million for the Obama’s Christmas vacation to Hawaii.  They will be staying in a private home in Kailuana Place, which is only two minutes from the Marine base on Kaneohe Bay.  The cost of the vacation includes operating Air Force One and paying for all of the staff and secret service that have to travel Read more […]

New Report Exposes Ludicrous Items in Federal Budget

Do you remember that scene from The Jerk, when Steve Martin’s idiotic character is collecting the “bare bones” items he “needs”? “This ashtray is all I need! And this paddle game. This ashtray and this paddle game. That’s all I need! …” That’s sort of what the federal budget talks must have looked like. A new report on the federal budget exposes the embarrassing excesses of our comedically unrestrained civil government: Among the nearly $30 billion of unnecessary spending that Read more […]