Tag Archive: budget

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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Apr 06 2014

Rep. Moran: Congress “Underpaid,” Demands Housing Assistance

Representative James P. Moran (D-VA) is on the road to retirement but has decided to highlight a “great injustice” before he goes – according to Moran, Congress simply isn’t paid enough. He argues that the lowly annual salary of $174,000 is not enough to “live decently” in D.C. In an effort to remedy this alleged …

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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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