The Ex-Im Bank Is a Waste of Money

Here’s post from Jim Jordan on Mr. Jordan represents Ohio’s fourth district in the U.S. House of Representatives. He chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee that has investigated the Export-Import Bank. He is chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, which has publicly opposed the Ex-Im Bank. The Export-Import Bank funnels regular Americans’ taxes to Continue Reading

U.S. is wasting money here, there and everywhere

The United States is wasting taxpayer’s money here, there and everywhere around the globe. the latest revelation is that the National Science Foundation with a budget of $7.3 billion wants an increase to $7.7 billion. And why not when the can spend it on money-wasters like a $275,000 to study the “social impacts” of tourism in Continue Reading

Spending the Highway Trust Fund Money on Bike Paths

On May 31, the Highway Trust Fund’s authorization to pay for the nation’s highway and mass transit projects will expire. Even worse, the fund is running a $13 billion cash flow deficit this year and is expected to exhaust all its money sometime in July unless lawmakers take action. Established in 1956 to pay for the Continue Reading

Michelle Obama loves to spend the taxpayer’s money

Here’s a post from Judicial Watch with some comments by this author. Michelle Obama’s recent ski trip to Aspen, Colorado in February. Judicial Watch through Freedom of Information requests asked for the following: Any and all records concerning mission taskings relevant to First Lady Michelle Obama’s trip to Aspen, Colorado. Any and all records concerning Continue Reading

A New Missile Defense System: The Congress is at it again

The United States Congress is at it again. They recently voted a $30 million appropriation  that Pentagon officials have repeatedly said is unneeded. But Pentagon officials and watchdog groups say that the missile site isn’t needed and that the money could be put to better use. The 2016 National Defense Authorization Act passed late Wednesday Continue Reading

Using outdated drug pricing estimates costs taxpayers $251 million

By Kellan Howell – The Washington Times – Thursday, April 23, 2015 Ignoring previous cost-cutting recommendations from its own watchdogs, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) wasted nearly $251 million in taxpayer dollars on infusion drugs in just 18 months by using outdated drug pricing estimates, which drove up the cost of prescription Continue Reading

VA hospital construction projects are bleeding money

The Veterans Administration hospital construction projects are bleeding money by the bucket-load. From coast to coast the cost overruns are running into the billions. There are hospital doors at the half-built ­VA medical center in Aurora, Colorado that were supposed to cost $100 each but ended up ­running $1,400. There’s a $100-million-and-still-rising price tag for an atrium and Continue Reading

Backyard burger and wiener roasts targeted by EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency has its eyes on pollution from backyard barbecues. The agency announced that it is funding a University of California project to limit emissions resulting in grease drippings with a special tray to catch them and a “catalytic” filtration system. The $15,000 project has the “potential for global application,” said the school. Continue Reading