Stupid EPA Regulations

Stupid EPA Regulations The Environmental Protection Agency, also known as the EPA, has issued hundreds of stupid regulations that inhibit job creation and growth by private industry. Let’s look at some of these regulations. American farmers have been saddled with a myriad number and variety of regulations. A major threat to farmers is Title V Continue Reading

Military Waste and Fraud

Military Waste and Fraud According to the Commission on Wartime Contracting the United States has lost billions of dollars in military waste and abuse prosecuting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The bi-partisan commission was created by Congress in 2008 to investigate military contracting procedures. They estimate that the government could have lost at least $31 Continue Reading

Solyndra: A Failure in the Green Initiative

Solyndra: A Failure in the Green Initiative As if the latest jobs report was not enough to give the administration heartburn, news of failures in his “Green” Initiative must be giving them acid reflux. It was reported by ABC News that the taxpayers may be on the hook for a $535 million loan guarantee with Continue Reading

Continuing Incompetence at Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Continuing Incompetence at Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services The Government Accounting Office (GAO) recently released a report detailing the continuing incompetence at Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). For more than 20 years the CMS has been considered Medicare a high-risk program by the GAO. In 2003 the GAO applied the same standard Continue Reading

$9 Trillion in Savings

$9 Trillion in Savings Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) and his staff have compiled a report with $9 Trillion in savings over ten years. The Senator and his staff have identified “thousands of detailed budget options within every federal department and nearly every major program that, if taken together, would result in savings of more than Continue Reading

Ghost Ships

Ghost Ships The story of the two so-called Ghost ships illustrates the sometimes wasteful spending of the Pentagon. Two never-completed ships that cost the American taxpayers $300 million are to be sent to the scrap heap with no return to the taxpaying public. These two ships are currently anchored with the Ghost fleet with the Continue Reading

The Pigford II Abuse

The Pigford II Abuse The original Pigford settlement arose out of a 1997 class-action lawsuit by Timothy Pigford and 400 southern black farmers who had apparently legitimate claims of discrimination against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in its allocation of farm loans between 1983 and 1987. At last count, more than 94,000 black farmers Continue Reading

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