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Oh, Ouch! The 2019 Pig Book Just Came Out

Oh, Ouch! The 2019 Pig Book Just Came Out

    By Sigrid Weidenweber Yes, Ouch—for the outlook is grim. However, I am pleased that there is someone out there keeping an eye on Washington’s Piggery. Last year, too, I wrote about the waste of taxpayer money. I believe we need to know the results presented by the committee that keeps an eye on […]

Pork is Not the Problem

Pork is Not the Problem

  By Thomas L. Knapp It’s that time of year: Citizens Against Government Waste just released its annual “Pig Book,” a compendium and analysis of pork barrel spending, aka earmarks, by the US Congress in 2019. Summary: Congressional appropriations for 2019 include 282 earmarks, up from 232 last year. The cost comes to $15.3 billion, […]

CAGW—Citizens Against Government Waste

CAGW—Citizens Against Government Waste

    By Sigrid Weidenweber Most of us have heard, many times, how government institutions and offices have wasted and, yes, allowed larcenous people to defraud Medicare, Welfare, Social Security, Healthcare and any other number of government-administered programs. Add to that the waste occurring in the military, in Congress and any other program funded with […]

Howard Jarvis’ Annual ‘Follow the Money’ Report Exposes Billions in Government Waste, Fraud and Abuse

Howard Jarvis’ Annual ‘Follow the Money’ Report Exposes Billions in Government Waste, Fraud and Abuse

As tax season comes to a close and Californians wrap up their tax returns today, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association has released this year’s Follow the Money report, chronicling cases of bureaucratic waste and abuse of taxpayer dollars. The cases illustrated in the report exemplify the need for vigilance in any matter concerning the government’s use of […]

America—Land of Government Waste

America—Land of Government Waste

    By Sigrid Weidenweber It pains me to write the words of the above title—I love this country! It is better than any other in the world and yet, it must be said: as a country, our government is more wasteful than most. Like most of us, I don’t peruse the advertisements in newspapers. […]

Annual “Follow the Money” report documents almost half a trillion in government waste, fraud and abuse

Annual “Follow the Money” report documents almost half a trillion in government waste, fraud and abuse

As many Californians raced to meet Tuesday’s deadline to file their tax returns, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association released its annual Follow the Money report, exposing waste, fraud, and abuse of almost half a trillion hard-earned taxpayer dollars. The report documents examples of bureaucratic fraud and negligence, including a $440 million train meant to haul trash that […]

Golden Hammer: State Department spent $36.5 million polling foreigners’ opinions

Golden Hammer: State Department spent $36.5 million polling foreigners’ opinions

Would you spend money to find out what people in Spain think about their medical insurance or what people in Austria think about their government? That’s exactly what the federal government has been doing, using millions of Americans’ tax dollars. Since 2007 the U.S. State Department has spent over $36.5 million to survey citizens in […]