Tag: taxpayers
First Class Flying and Dining on Taxpayer Dollars

When some federal bureaucrats have the opportunity to feast out on the town at taxpayer expense, they go all out.

In Sacramento County, Bureaucrats “Correct” Their Error with Property Tax Clawback

The county ought to eat the mistake and keep their hands out of taxpayers’ pockets.

California’s Degrees of Separation from Truth and Accountability

California pension woes exacerbated by botched appointments.

Oroville Dam Repair Costs Surge to $1.1 Billion

The repair costs have risen from $870 million to $1.1 billion and taxpayers should not be surprised if they rise still higher.

Is Trump Dismantling the Regulatory State?

Whatever his performance on regulations, the president has failed to eliminate any federal agencies, however useless they might be.

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.

Unlawful Obamacare Fees to Add to National Debt

HHS must reimburse states for unlawfully compelling them to pay the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Provider Fee (HIPF).

DOJ Dishes Out Taxpayer Dollars

DOJ appears eager to hand out millions of taxpayer dollars to just about any group that wants it. 

Obama: GM Will Repay Bailout Money?

President Obama says “We expect taxpayers will get back all the money my administration has invested in GM.” As I write, GM is planning an initial public offering of stock (IPO) to raise money to pay back “...the money [President Obama’s] administration invested...” As an aside, I do like the way the president takes...
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Confiscation of Bondholder Assets Dooms GM

Much has been made in recent weeks about the fact that the GM bankruptcy agreement moved the government’s claims to GM ahead of bondholders with secured debt. Had GM gone through typical bankruptcy proceedings the bondholders would likely have ended up owning more than half of GM, not the 10 percent they actually got....
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