Tag: government pork
The Craziness of Pork Barrel Spending

In 2011, the U.S. Congress supposedly banned fiscal “earmarks“. But special-interest budget earmarks didn’t go entirely away.

“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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Obama Cabinet Proposes Budget Cuts

A whopping $242 million in cuts. “These ‘cuts’ will save less than $1 per household this year,” says a budget analyst at the Heritage Foundation, or enough to pay for five hours of interest on the federal debt. The savings represent 0.006% of the nation’s $3.99 trillion budget. Obama promised to go through the...
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