Lost: $3 billion in subsidies

Like the gang that couldn’t shoot straight, the Obama administration has done it again. The Department of Health and Human Services was audited by the Inspector General and he found that some $3 billion was distributed to the wrong people or given away in incorrect sums. The system was never administered by HHS to make sure the subsidies Continue Reading

Your Hard-Earned Tax Dollars at Work

Reading the newspapers this past weekend made it abundantly clear that federal, state and local governments are increasingly looking for ways to raise new revenues to meet unfunded spending requirements and initiatives. Chicago is looking to pass gambling legislation to come up with a revenue stream for a $30 billion unfunded pension system liability. New Continue Reading

CMS Not Doing Enough to Fight Medicaid Fraud, GAO Finds

Medicaid, the national government health care program meant to help provide health care for the impoverished, is riddled with fraud, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) study that analyzed Medicaid payment data from the year 2011 in four states: Arizona, Florida, Michigan, and New Jersey. The agency found about 8,600 Medicaid beneficiaries received payments Continue Reading

The TSA is a wasteful agency

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has become a total embarrassment for the Federal government. Recently, checkpoint screeners at U.S. airports failed to detect mock explosives and weapons in 95 percent of undercover tests. A new Department of Homeland Security Inspector General report released Monday found that the TSA had failed to identify 73 employees with links to terrorism. Continue Reading

Money for Nothing…

A little music while we review how much money various departments of the Federal government has given away millions of dollars to the dead or people who are not supposed to receive it. For the Federal Government the hits keep coming. By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year Continue Reading

Probe: Pennsylvania Paid $2.2 Billion in Fraudulent Unemployment Insurance

  Conservatives have been trying for years to investigate fraud in welfare programs at the national and state levels. Repeatedly, we are told by the Left that such attempts are unnecessary and endanger the ability of those programs to help those in need. However, time and again, we see that there are examples of fraud Continue Reading

The Ex-Im Bank Is a Waste of Money

Here’s post from Jim Jordan on http://www.nationalreview.com/. 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