Tag Archive: furlough

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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Oct 08 2013

Shutdown Shenanigans: Businesses Closed, Seniors Displaced

The federal government shutdown doesn’t apply to just the government anymore. Communities and private business sitting on federal land have also found themselves without a job or, in some cases, without a home. Pisgah Inn sits along the Blue Ridge Parkway in NC and is the only place to eat, sleep, or even use the …

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