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Ron Johnson introduces bill on government waste

Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (left) on Thursday unveiled a package of bills to tackle government waste. He is being challenged in his re-election bid by Democrat Russ Feingold. Credit: AP From streamlining the sale of federal property to making permanent a ban on federally funded oil portraits, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson introduced a legislative Continue Reading

Republicans can cut government waste

Originally touted a decade ago as an essential update to antiquated air traffic management concepts and capabilities, nearly $2 billion has been spent on the Federal Aviation Administration’s ‘NextGen’ program in the personification of government waste. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File) Fighting corruption and waste in our government has animated Republican voters for years. But for Continue Reading

50 Examples of Government Waste

Soaring government spending and trillion-dollar budget deficits have brought fiscal responsibility — and reducing government waste — back onto the national agenda. President Obama recently identified 0.004 of 1 percent of the federal budget as wasteful and proposed eliminating this $140 million from his $3.6 trillion fiscal year 2010 budget request. Aiming higher, the President Continue Reading

When government accidentally spends too much, everyone pays

By The Washington Post Editorial Board October 18 ONE OF the little-told success stories of President Obama’s first term was the steady decline in improper payments by federal agencies. Specifically, this measure of mismanagement declined from $120.6 billion (3.5 cents of every dollar spent) in fiscal 2010 to $105.8 billion (2.7 cents per dollar spent) in fiscal 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

Government Waste and the lack of political will

This post first appeared in one of my other blogs: http://allthingspoliticaltoday.com earlier this week. The 19th century quotation, “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it” is often attributed to Mark Twain but whoever said it had it right. Today, it could be paraphrased to “Everybody talks about government waste, but nobody does anything about Continue Reading

Top 10 Examples of Government Waste in 2013

Here’s post by Romina Boccia and Matthew Sabas at The Foundry at http://blog.heritage.org with the top 10 examples of government waste in 2013. The latest budget deal, passed by a bipartisan majority in both the House and the Senate, suggests that Washington agrees with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) when shesaid that “the cupboard is bare. There’s no more cuts to Continue Reading

Top 10 moments of government waste from 2013

Here’s a post by Dustin Hurst at http://watchdog.org with the top ten moments of government waste in 2013. Governments across the lands waste millions and billions of your dollars each year, but some are better at bad spending than others. LET IT FLOW: Government loves to spend your money. Americans are completely used to this. The story of Continue Reading

Senator Tom Coburn’s 2013 Wastebook

Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) has released his latest version of the Wastebook. In it he cites a variety of wasteful spending that adds up to $30 billion. We should all be aware that this a mere fraction of government waste but Coburn’s cites these as among the most egregious. “We’ve had the Defense Department and Continue Reading

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