Tag: Government waste
Craig Eyermann | Wednesday September 5, 2018 at 10:31 AM PDT | Comments Off on Construction of California’s Stonehenge Costing $3.1 Million Per Day
Until the California Bullet Train project is canceled, the one thing that can be guaranteed is that its cost will grow even higher than the $77 billion it is slated to cost taxpayers today.
Tags: California High Speed Rail, government spending, Government waste, taxpayers
K. Lloyd Billingsley | Tuesday September 4, 2018 at 1:50 PM PDT | Comments Off on Education Waste Leaves Taxpayers No Choice
Parents and students deserve full educational choice, with the dollar following the scholar, as a matter of basic civil rights.
Tags: bureaucracy, Government waste, public school monopoly, school choice
Craig Eyermann | Monday August 20, 2018 at 10:02 AM PDT | Comments Off on Federal Bureaucrats Behaving Badly
Bureaucrats put their own interests ahead of those of regular Americans.
Tags: Government Accountability Office (GAO), government employees, Government waste, Internal Revenue Service, IRS
Craig Eyermann | Tuesday July 31, 2018 at 12:17 PM PDT | Comments Off on A Sleeping Watchdog at the VA
VA Accountability Act failing to hold wrongdoers accountable.
Tags: Department of Veterans Affairs, Government waste, VA, VA Accountability Act, Veterans Affairs
Craig Eyermann | Friday July 20, 2018 at 3:03 PM PDT | Comments Off on Feds Spend $3M to Find Out Why Clubbers Get Drunk and Aggressive
“Unobtrusive systematic observations” conducted by federal researchers at nightclubs.
Tags: EDM, federal grants, Government waste
Abigail R. Hall | Wednesday December 23, 2015 at 5:00 AM PDT | Comments Off on “Fleeced Navidad” Government Wastes Taxpayer Money Tracking Santa
“He’s sees you when you’re sleeping. He’s knows when you’re awake.” Chances are you recognize these lines from the famous Christmas tune, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” We can debate about how it is that Santa knows all these things. Perhaps it’s the fact he’s magical? Is Santa omnipotent? Does he have a…
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Tags: government pork, Government waste, NORAD, North American Aerospace Defensive Command, Santa
William Shughart | Friday July 11, 2014 at 12:25 PM PDT | Comments Off on Governmental “Reform” Is an Oxymoron
Pick your favorite scandal du jour: Four employees of the Export-Import Bank recently were forced out of their jobs following allegations that they had solicited or accepted bribes from beneficiaries of the bank’s subsidies for foreign-based purchasers of U.S. exports or steered loans to politically powerful U.S. exporters. The director of the Internal Revenue…
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Tags: Affordable Care Act, Big Government, Government waste, political corruption, Politics, public choice, Public Choice, The State
David Theroux | Thursday May 12, 2011 at 10:46 PM PDT | 0 Comments
Independent Institute Research Fellow Emily Skarbek is interviewed here by Nick Gillespie of Reason TV regarding the Institute’s very timely and far-reaching Government Cost Calculator. The Calculator enables any American to clearly understand three aspects of federal government spending. First, the Calculator helps you determine how much a person will pay for various federal…
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Tags: Bailouts, Budget and Tax Policy, defense spending, Economics, federal debt, federal spending, Government Cost Calculator, Government subsidies, Government waste, Inflation, Medicaid, Medicare, Mercantilism, Money and Banking, Obamanomics, Politics, Social Security, Taxation, The State, Video, Welfare
Lindsay Boyd | Tuesday December 7, 2010 at 2:41 PM PDT | 0 Comments
[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Download mp3 file. The Government Cost Calculator is a project of the Independent Institute’s Center on Entrepreneurial Innovation. To find out what Washington’s spending spree is costing you, please go here!
Tags: Budget and Tax Policy, Center on Entrepreneurial Innovation, federal debt, Federal Reserve, federal spending, fiscal crisis, Free Market, Government Cost Calculator, Government subsidies, Government waste, Obamanomics, profligacy, Social Security, Taxation
Robert Higgs | Thursday October 14, 2010 at 6:14 AM PDT | 10 Comments
I was on the road a good deal last week, driving from my home in southeast Louisiana first through a long stretch of Mississippi to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, then to the outskirts of Birmingham and on to Auburn, Alabama, and finally from there back to my home by way of Montgomery and Mobile. Along the way, I was…
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Tags: Alabama, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Bailouts, bridges, Budget and Tax Policy, Business, CBO, Congressional Budget Office, Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Labor, Department of Transportation, Department of Veterans Affairs, Economics, Education, Employment, EPA, federal spending, Government subsidies, Government waste, infrastructure, Keynesian economics, Labor, Mercantilism, Money and Banking, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Endowment for the Arts, National Science Foundation, Nationalization, Obama, Politics, pork, Presidential Power, Propaganda, public construction, Railroad Retirement Board, Roads, Social Security, Socialism, stimulus, Taxation, The State, Transportation, Unemployment, Welfare