Category Archives: Federal Spending

Presidential lapse: Feds spread $815 million in land grants without tracking results

Budget hawks target forced entitlements like Medicare for cuts, and budget gluttons just want to print more money despite record debt levels for the US government. However, both sides of the congressional aisle, and also the executive branch headed by … Continue reading

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Most media ignore expanding House IT scandal despite ties to Intel Committee

You’d think media would jump all over a story that sounds like a spy novel. A family of workers is contracted by members of Congress to take care of IT needs. Said family receives millions of US tax dollars over … Continue reading

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Sunset: Can tactic once popular help trim federal overreach such as PPACA tax bill?

Many of us who are no longer young and impressionable remember a time when federal overreach was not popular. The current federal behemoth is a result of Congress and presidents vesting more and more power in Washington while degrading power … Continue reading

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In clickbait era, fraud investigation involving more than $1 billion gets scant attention

Today’s clickbait news era often runs on gossipy headlines and downplays stories that are important. A perfect example of this relates to a historic takedown of fraudsters ripping off the US government and the taxpayers who fund it. More than … Continue reading

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Clinton’s promise fails again with N. Korea test months after UN called for more aid

While in the Oval Office, former president Bill Clinton applauded his diplomatic success with North Korea (Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea). In 1994 Mr. Clinton said, “The entire world will be safer.” Media filmed Clinton’s secretary of state Madeleine Albright … Continue reading

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As Republicans wrestle health insurance bill, can the market be freed?

Republicans are currently wrestling the health insurance bill aimed at replacing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act commonly called Obamacare. For years, I’ve written about PPACA, and virtually every misgiving I had was substantiated as the bill was implemented. … Continue reading

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Why Obamacare and Ryancare won’t solve our healthcare issues

Democrats had good reason to gloat when Republicans failed to pass House Speaker Paul Ryan’s replacement for the PPACA/Obamacare tax bill. After all, Republicans campaigned on repeal-and-replace for years. Ryan couldn’t get votes he needed from his own party. Although … Continue reading

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