(10)Government Waste, Fraud and Abuse - Part 10

Audits show that Feds diverted funds

Here’s a post from Phillip Swarts at http://www.washingtontimes.com/ about audits that show Feds diverted funds from charity to massages, excessive travel and other unauthorized expenses.  One of the most celebrated civic activities federal workers stage each year is the annual drive to donate parts of their paychecks to their favorite charities. But it turns out the much-celebrated Continue Reading

Billions in Government Waste

Here’s a post from Akash Chogule of Americans for Prosperity on http://www.washingtontimes.com/ about how the U.S. Government is wasting hundreds of billions on improper payments.   Earlier this month, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) testified before Congress that federal agencies made more than $100 billion in improper payments last year. To put that number in perspective, $100 billion is more Continue Reading

Fraud Fest in D.C.

It seems that almost everyday there’s a report of yet another case of fraud against one or another Federal entitlement program. If it isn’t Medicare or Medicaid then it’s food stamps, unemployment or disability. Federal entitlement programs have become a magnet for scammers, con artists and cheaters by the car load. Like bees to honey, Continue Reading

States are profiting from food stamp waste

As the National Debt has grown by over 70% under President Obama more taxpayers are asking the question: ‘Where does the money go?’ It has now become clearer to the smart taxpayers among us that our hard earned money is being frivolously wasted on a daily basis. Government bureaucrats who are handsomely paid with generous benefits Continue Reading

How the Endangered Species Act has endangered America

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is the endangering the citizens of the United States in more ways than one. The act was signed by President Richard Nixon in December 1973 and environmentalists consider it the Magna Carta of their movement. Its intent was to protect critically imperiled species from extinction as a “consequence of economic growth and development untempered by Continue Reading

A Pattern of Waste, Fraud and Abuse at the EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency has recently been in the news with a number of diktats from on high that personify overreaching government at it’s worst. The EPA’s main line of attack has been it’s war against carbon. Translate that into their war against coal. Here’s a post from Dr. Richard Swier at http://watchdogwire.com/ that examines the Continue Reading

The War on Whistleblowers

Over the past year or two we have written about the Obama administration’s war on whistleblowers. They have carried a scorched earth policy against anyone who has leaked cases of waste, fraud and abuse to the media. They have terminated the employment of people, pursued them in court and attempted to destroy their lives. And Continue Reading

Gaming the System: Fraud and Abuse in the Federal Government

The Federal establishment is huge with millions of employees, some of whom know how to game the system for their own benefit. There is the well known case of fake spy John Beale, a movie-worthy drama about a high-ranking EPA official who fooled co-workers for years and swindled the government out of hundreds of thousands of Continue Reading