Tag: Government waste

“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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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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Emily Skarbek Is Interviewed on the Government Cost Calculator on Reason TV »

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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MyGovCost.org Director Emily Skarbek Talks Tax Cuts and the Government Cost Calculator »

[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!

I Now Report Sightings of Shovel-Ready Projects »

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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California Diesel Law Based on Gross Overestimate »

The San Francisco Chronicle reports today that the California Air Resources Board overestimated pollution from off-road diesel vehicles by 340 percent. The agency had used that estimate as the basis for tighter emission regulations, adopted in 2007, that applied to bulldozers, dump trucks, forklifts, and other heavy-duty diesel machinery. Those controls halted the use...
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Dr. Emily Skarbek Talks about the Government Cost Calculator on Taking Back America »

Dr. Emily Skarbek, Director of the Independent Institute’s Government Cost Calculator was interviewed on the nationally syndicated, web, radio blog, “Taking Back America”. During the interview, Dr. Skarbek uses MyGovCost.org to explain the specific effects of rampant government spending for any individual in America. Dr. Skarbek illustrates how an individual can find out what...
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The Jason Lewis Show Interviews Emily Skarbek on the Government Cost Calculator »

Dr. Emily Skarbek, Director of the Government Cost Calculator was interviewed on the nationally syndicated radio program, “The Jason Lewis Show” (Premiere Radio Networks). In the program, Dr. Skarbek uses MyGovCost.org to explain the specific effects of rampant government spending on the personal situation for any individual in America. [Audio clip: view full post...
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Public School Spending Like There’s No Tomorrow »

The failed and bankrupt Los Angeles public school district is spending money like there’s no tomorrow—which for the students it’s failing to educate is unfortunately true. The school district, currently running a $640 million deficit, is spending $578 million—about $140,000 per student—on a new, 24-acre school in the middle of Los Angeles. At the...
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The Costs of Federal Bailouts—How much do YOU pay?? »

The Independent Institute’s Senior Fellow William Shughart on Human Events, bringing the real costs of the federal bailouts to YOU. Check out MyGovCost‘s Government Cost Calculator for more!

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