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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

Waste, Fraud and Abuse in the World’s Greatest Army

The United States Military may be the greatest in the world in combat but it is also the greatest in the world at waste, fraud and abuse in its spending. Lockheed Martin’s C-130 Hercules aircraft has been used by the U.S. Army for four decades. The spacious transport plane can accommodate utility helicopters and six-wheeled 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

Congress must return to Constitutional order to eliminate waste

Despite all of the publicity about waste, fraud and abuse in the Federal government that individuals like Sen. Tom Coburn and organizations like Citizens Against Government Waste have shone a spotlight on, like the poor it is still with us. We have had Congressional hearings, media stories, blog posts and still no head way has Continue Reading

Government Duplication and Waste Lives On

In this era of budget battles and sequestration the Federal government is like a drunk who just needs one more drink. One major reason why we have made very little progress on trimming the Federal budget is that government duplication and waste lives on and continues almost unimpeded. Longtime Republican staffer Steve Bell who now 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

Waste in the Joint POW-MIA Accounting Command

This is a sad tale of how the Pentagon has neglected the Congressional mandate for finding, recovering and identifying U.S. service members missing in action from past conflicts. Three years ago the Congress mandated that the Pentagon identify 200 identifications of war remains per year by 2015. The United States currently has 83,000 troops missing from Continue Reading

Congress Shares The Blame With Pentagon On Waste

The Pentagon has the largest share of the Federal budget with $526.6 billion slated to be spent in the next fiscal year. Yet in some cases the Pentagon has spending foisted upon them by a Congress that is sometimes more concerned about local interests than the big picture. Washington is replete with stories about attempts Continue Reading

Recycling: The Opposite of Waste

We don’t often get the opportunity to look at an industry that is the opposite of waste: recycling. One of the new, innovative recycling efforts in the United States is the recycling of cigarette butts. Yes, you read that correctly, cigarette butts. Recycling of cigarette butts has become the hottest new method for conserving assets. Private Continue Reading

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