taxpayer money

WATCH: Brave Congressman Explains How US Keeps Afghan Heroin Trade Alive at Your Expense

This week, President Donald Trump, just like his predecessor Obama, promised to continue the utterly corrupt failure of a brutal occupation that is Afghanistan—despite running on a campaign to end it. For decades, the United States has been subsidizing—to the tune of billions of US tax dollars—failed projects, infrastructure, military, police, and yes, even terrorism.…

Read More

The Problem is Bigger Than Trump and Obama — The Presidency Should be Abolished

There was something very revealing about Charlottesville and its aftermath. Not the behavior of the president, or the disturbing resiliency of Nazism, or the willingness of some counter-protesters to initiate violence. We saw how the repugnant actions of a very tiny percentage of people can be manufactured into an all-encompassing narrative – while the corporatocracy…

Read More

US Postal Service Calls for Price Increases Amid Record Losses

The US Postal Service has seen record losses as traditional mail is replaced by electronic means. Without enough money to pay for years of employee benefits, the agency is calling for legislation to enable them to raise their prices. On Thursday, the USPS reported losses of $2.1 billion in the third fiscal quarter of 2017, compared to…

Read More

Feds Waste $730 Million In Medicare Payments For Electronic Records

Medicare paid about $729 million in improper payments as part of a program to reimburse doctors for investing in electronic health records (EHRs), according to a government audit. During a three-year period starting in 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) paid out more than $6 billion as part of a program to incentivize…

Read More

US Spending Bill Allocates $18 Million to Handle Nude Photo Scandal (Video)

A new omnibus spending bill allocates $18 million to help the Marine Corps handle the nude photo scandal. The (taxpayer) money will be used for “consulting services to include assistance to the Commandant of the Marine Corps,” to ameliorate the scandal. Joe Joseph discusses in this News Shot. Watch on YouTube Source: Spending Bill Allocates $18…

Read More

Taxpayers Fund Lawyers To Defend Highly Paid Federal Managers Under Fire

Taxpayers are forced to cover much of the costs of defense attorneys for highly-paid federal managers facing termination or criminal charges, thanks to a cozy deal engineered in part by a law firm whose lobbyists helped draft and gain passage of legislation requiring it, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group (TheDCNF) has found. Lobbyists for the…

Read More

Beware the Dogs of War: Is the American Empire on the Verge of Collapse?

Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes… known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few.… No nation could preserve its freedom…

Read More

It’s Official: You’re Paying for Trump’s Wall — Twice

Editor’s Note: No matter what you think about immigration, Trump’s plan to build a wall is shaping up to be an outrageously expensive endeavor that will cost taxpayers billions, will take years to complete, and will likely not even work. There are far more economical ways to curb immigration (removing incentives like welfare and “free…

Read More

Lawmakers Want the U.S to Stop Arming Terrorists

By Darius Shahtahmasebi According to a press release released Friday by the office of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Sen. Rand Paul has introduced their bill, the Stop Arming Terrorists Act, in the U.S. Senate. The bipartisan legislation (H.R.608 and S.532) aims to prohibit any federal agency from using taxpayer dollars to provide weapons, cash, intelligence, or any support…

Read More