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$90 Mil Later U.S. Failed to Build Enough Housing in Haiti

More than four years after an earthquake devastated Haiti, the U.S. government’s costly initiative to build housing on the poverty-stricken Caribbean island has failed miserably even though tens of millions of American taxpayer dollars have been spent on the effort. Fraud and corruption in the largely U.S.-funded Haiti recovery effort…

Another $10.5 Mil to Tackle Childhood Obesity

The Obama administration keeps pouring huge sums of taxpayer money into the First Lady’s beloved child obesity campaign, this month allocating $10.5 million for the initiative which is part of a broader—and costly—law to revolutionize the inner-city diet. It’s all part of an Obama family goal of eradicating obesity among…

Fed Agency Takes Nearly 4 Years to Probe Refinery Blast

Almost four years after a deadly explosion at an oil refinery in Washington State, the federal agency responsible for investigating the accident has finally issued a draft report calling for “inherently safer equipment materials.” Even for a bloated U.S. government that repeatedly demonstrates its inefficiency, the years-long delay may seem…

U.S. Funds Environmental Projects in Mexico

The government agency that’s wasted millions to bring minority communities in the U.S. “environmental justice” announced this month that it’s spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund projects in Mexico. It marks the latest of many controversial foreign allocations for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), an agency that’s been…

Public Univ. Conference to Combat “White Privilege”

A public university in Colorado rewards high school and college students with academic credits for attending its annual “White Privilege Conference” which aims to eliminate “white supremacy and oppression.” While this could easily be viewed as racist, it’s proudly advertised and, incredibly, funded by American taxpayers. The annual White Privilege…

$73 Mil to Help Public Housing Residents Get Off Welfare

In its costly effort to win the war on poverty, the Obama administration has dedicated $73.3 million in the last few weeks alone to promote “family self-sufficiency” among public housing residents in the U.S. The taxpayer dollars are distributed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the scandal-plagued…

Legislator Who Wants to Rename Welfare Sponsored Bill to Eliminate Southern Border, Honor Michael Jackson

The Texas congresswoman who sponsored measures to eliminate the southern border and honor a child-molesting singer killed by a drug overdose wants to rename government welfare “transitional living fund.” That’s because welfare is an important safety net not a handout, according to Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, one of President Obama’s…

Store Charged With Fraud Survives On Food-Stamp Clients

A convenience store charged with trafficking food stamps can’t get booted from the government program because it would crush the business since it’s located in a poor neighborhood where most clients use the welfare benefit to pay for merchandise, a federal judge has ruled. The case, currently before a federal…

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