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66 Crazy Ways That The U.S. Government Is Wasting Your Money

Here’s a post from Michael Snyder at http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com with 66 crazy ways that the U.S. Government is wasting your money. If it wasn’t so wasteful some of them would be downright funny. Why did the U.S. government spend 2.6 million dollars to train Chinese prostitutes to drink responsibly? Why did the U.S. government spend $175,587 “to determine if cocaine Continue Reading

How the Bureaucracy Prepared for the Shutdown

A bottomless pit

While both Houses of the Congress argued about the terms of the Continuing Resolution to fund the Federal government, the bureaucracy prepared for the shutdown by a frenzy of year-end spending. Like most large organizations the philosophy of “spend it or lose it” prevails. The bureaucracies of large government spend endless hours tracking their spending Continue Reading

More Spending=More Waste, Fraud and Abuse

Seems simple but until now no one has really pinpointed the core reason for the vast amounts of waste, fraud and abuse that the United States is currently experiencing. All levels of the American government, federal, state and local, are just bleeding money in an unending torrent. The simple reason is that the more we Continue Reading

Ronald Reagan Was Right: Government Is The Problem

In his first inaugural speech, Ronald Reagan said, “In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” It appears that once again government has become the problem. With the explosive growth of our government over the last four and a half years, we have finally reached the tipping point where Continue Reading

Training for the Zombie Apocalypse and other Insane Government Spending

You can’t make this stuff up. As much as you try, you cannot make up stories about insane government spending , especially ones that include the zombie apocalypse. This and other outrageous spending was reported in Senator Tom Coburn’s latest report on waste, Safety at Any Price. In this report the Senator details questionable grant Continue Reading

More Waste Around Us: Wastebook 2012

Last week, we posted about Senator Tom Coburn’s annual report on federal waste, documenting over $18 billion in wasteful government spending, Wastebook 2012. In that post we highlighted eight different areas of waste. Here are several more examples of egregious wasteful spending. Sometimes the United States Government acts more like the United Way. We’ve written about Continue Reading

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