Category Archive: Tax Dollars

Jan 20 2017

Top 10 Ways Government Wasted Your Money in 2016

It’s that time again for the annual reports on government spending and all the fun ways that tax payer money was completely wasted. Senator Jeff Flake’s annual Wastebook report was released this week and included 50 examples of ridiculous government spending that totaled over $5 billion. With a national debt about to top $20 trillion, …

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Feb 25 2016

Study: Sanders Tax Plan Would Reduce Average Incomes by a Sixth

Bernie Sanders tax plan

Startling news about the Bernie Sanders tax plan has come to light in the wake of his win at the New Hampshire primaries. What is this startling discovery? That the Bernie Sanders tax plan would reduce Americans’ income by one sixth. This information is courtesy of a new study conducted by Tax Foundation, a non-partisan, …

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Aug 27 2014

EPA Employee Poop Scandal Worsens: DHS Involved, Workers “Terrified”

Back in June, I wrote an article about the EPA’s difficulty in determining appropriate potty behavior. All hell broke lose as employees left feces in hallways and clogged toilets with paper towels. Memos were sent out, reminding people to please mind social bathroom norms while at work and defecate only in the assigned places – …

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Jun 25 2014

LAPD Gets New Military Stealth Motorcycles to Tactically Harass Homeless People

The Los Angeles Police Department has purchased three “super stealthy” military-grade motorcycles to protect and serve the crap out of you. The Zero MMX motorcycles are being added to the department’s off-road patrol unit. Each bike costs $17,945 without additional modifications and is not for sale to civilians. Specifically, the bike was developed for Special …

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Apr 17 2014

CUNY to Pay Paul Krugman $25,000 a Month to Ponder Income Inequality

Earlier this year, City University of New York (CUNY) announced that liberal economist Paul Krugman will be joining their Graduate Center and Luxembourg Income Study Center as a “Distinguished Professor” in 2015. However, the agreement between Krugman and the school doesn’t actually involve teaching. For $25,000 a month, he will “play a modest role in …

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Dec 20 2013

So What Exactly Did Congress Do This Year?

A recent Gallup Poll shows approval for Congress is at a record low of 9%. The last record was 10% in 2012. According to polls, disapproval ranges across both mainstream parties and Independents, though Democrats seem to be slightly more optimistic. What’s the reason? Apparently, Congress is just too damn ineffective. In fact, they passed …

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Dec 18 2013

Tax Dollars Pay for Elvis; Study of Duck Penises, 3D Pizza

What do duck penises, Elvis, and 3D pizza all have in common? All three were recipients of federal funds in 2013. Senator Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) has examined the federal budget and drafted a new list of some of the most absurd, wasteful spending of the year. In his work, Wastebook, he details 100 frivolous budget …

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Oct 10 2013

50% Ammo Tax to Pay Off “Long Term Societal Effects” of Gun Violence

This August, two Democratic lawmakers introduced a bill that would hike the taxes on handguns and ammo to 20 and 50 percent, respectively – unless you work in law enforcement. All federal, state, and local agencies will be exempt. The new bill also includes an increase on transfer taxes, bringing the tax stamp to $100 …

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