Fraud at the State Department

Fraud at the State Department A special investigation by The Daily Caller has discovered that a State Department contract specialist participated in awarding more than $52 million in taxpayer-funded contracts to a company owned and operated by her husband and daughter. Kathleen McGrade helped their company, Sterling Royale Group, win 43 federally funded contracts over Continue Reading

Market Watch

CAGW Issues Spending Cut Alert: Financial Services Appropriations WASHINGTON, Jul 18, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Citizens Against Government Waste today released its preliminary analysis of the House version of the fiscal year (FY) 2012 Financial Services Appropriations Act. The bill provides $19.9 billion in funding for the Treasury Department, the Executive Office of the President, Continue Reading

Medicare and Medicaid Waste, Fraud and Abuse

Medicare and Medicaid Waste, Fraud and Abuse As the need for Medicare and Medicaid grows with the greying of America, we are seeing an increasing financial impact with waste, fraud and abuse in the systems. Here are some facts and figures. According to the most recent estimates from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Continue Reading

Wisconsin Waste

Wisconsin Waste A recent report commissioned by Wisconsin Governor, Scott Walker, detailed $267 million of waste in government programs in the state. The interesting things is that most of the waste is in programs that are under the auspices of the Federal government. Here’s a breakdown of the waste that was identified. By far the Continue Reading

Caped Crusaders?

Caped Crusaders? This comes under the “What were they thinking” category. Workforce Central Florida, a federally funded jobs agency, recently ran a public relations campaign featuring superhero capes that cost $14,000 for the unemployed. The agency purchased 6,000 of the satiny capes and then spent a further $73,000 on media. Despite community ridicule and an Continue Reading

‘Summertime Blues’

‘Summertime Blues’ Last summer, Senators Tom Coburn (R-OK) and John McCain (R-AZ) issued a report called Summertime Blues: 100 stimulus projects that give taxpayers the blues. As with most reports of this type it was a one-day story by the mainstream media who are not anxious to highlight the faults of the Obama administration. One Continue Reading

California Dreaming

California Dreaming Here’s a stunning example of Government intrusion in the private sector. The California state legislature is considering a union-backed proposal to dictate the kind of sheets to be used in hotels. Fox News reported that the bill SB 432 calls for fitted sheets on all hotel beds in order to help hotel workers Continue Reading

New Technology to Fight Medicare Fraud

New Technology to Fight Medicare Fraud. ( – On the heels of the White House launch of the Campaign to Cut Waste – an administration wide initiative to crack down on waste, fraud and abuse, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that starting July 1, it will begin using innovative predictive Continue Reading

The Wasteful Anti-Waste Board

The Wasteful Anti-Waste Board For at least the fifth time since 2009 the Obama administration has initiated a board whose goal waste to root out “waste, fraud and abuse”. Citizens Against Government Waste President Tom Schatz said, “Today’s announcement of a new initiative to finally root out waste, fraud, and abuse in government is at Continue Reading

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