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  Call me naive.  That’s okay.  But I had no idea that individual Circuit Courts held conferences. Well, they do. It’s been reported that the famously liberal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ 2010 conference cost the taxpayers more than $657,000 in travel costs alone for 700 attendees.  Taxpayers were billed a combined $860,000 for travel […]

Pentagon Orders Study to Study Whether It Does Too Many Studies

You read that correctly.  The Pentagon has ordered a study to study whether it does too many studies. In 2010, the Pentagon launched its study of studies after it had received a large amount of studies. As a result, the Government Accountability Office reviewed this latest “study” and decided it was a flop because it […]

Taxpayer Spending Refuses to Die

Apparently, it wasn’t enough that  Democrat John Murtha made sure some $150 million taxpayer dollars was used to fund the Murtha Airport in Johnstown, PA during his lifetime as a Congressman.  Thanks to Mr. Murtha, who died more than a year ago, the airport now has a  $7 million air traffic control tower, $14 million […]


That’s one of the responses from a man standing in line at the welfare office.  If your stomach can take it, please watch this video.  Our country is spending money faster than we can print it and there’s no doubt in my mind that we’re heading in the same direction as Greece – a big […]

And They’re Stilling Blaming Bush

I could probably write a column a day about how our government spends/wastes taxpayers’ money.  But this latest story is even more outrageous because they’re actually trying to blame President Bush for the waste. You’ve probably read that General Services Administration chief, Martha Johnson, recently resigned after the 2010 extravagant conference in Las Vegas which […]

Down the Drain

Well, just when I thought Los Angeles couldn’t waste any more money, I read a story about $7 million worth of fuel that went bye-bye. Even though City Hall has attempted to track the use of taxpayer-purchased fuel at dozens of city fueling sites, millions of gallons of fuel were pumped without any record of […]

Citizens Against Government Waste – Porker of the Month

I encourage anyone interested in how wasteful our government is with our money to check out the website of Citizens Against Government Waste.  Here’s their latest update: “In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day earlier this month, and in recognition of the potfuls of taxpayer gold that have been squandered on subsidizing ill-advised green energy programs, […]

Plastic Surgery for Teachers – And We’re Paying!

After hearing this story, you would think that the Buffalo Board of Education is flush.  Not so.  It’s actually projecting a $42 million deficit in the next year’s school budget. Yet, it hasn’t negotiated a contract with the Buffalo Teachers’ Union for nearly a decade and, as a result, the 3,400 teachers continue to enjoy […]

Down the Drain

If you listen carefully, you’ll hear your taxes being flushed down the toilet back in Washington, D.C.  Day after day, week after week, year after year, the politicians in Washington, including our President, just can’t figure out we’re going bankrupt. They’re spending junkies. The General Accountability Office last month issued a report confirming that tens […]

Down the Drain

According to Senator Tom Coburn, who opposes pork barrel spending on so many levels, the Department of Agriculture  announced a nearly $50,000 federal grant to a private potato chip company in New York. “According to the proposal, this money would be used to overhaul their media strategy and raise brand awareness and consumer knowledge — essentially […]