Judicial Watch • Wasteful Spending

Fed Agency Takes Nearly 4 Years to Probe Refinery Blast

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U.S. Charity Run Amok: $60 Mil in Malaria Drugs for Africa Stolen Yearly

Millions of dollars in malaria drugs provided to Africa by the U.S. government are stolen each year and sold on the black market and the agency at the center of the scandal is well known for pervasive fraud and corruption. It involves the U.S. government’s multi-billion-dollar investment in a program…

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Fed Agency Blows $793k on Promo Items

In a shameful example of how government squanders your tax dollars, a federal law enforcement agency blew hundreds of thousands of dollars on promotional items like neckties, scarves and lapel pins displaying its official seal. This inconceivable waste involves the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), the Arlington Virginia-based law enforcement agency…

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U.S. Takes $9.7 Bil Hit in GM Bailout

President Obama loves taking credit for saving the American auto industry and this week a federal audit reveals that the rescue effort has fleeced U.S. taxpayers out of an astounding $9.7 billion. While this may seem inconceivable to most, the numbers don’t lie. The United States Treasury has recorded a…

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Govt. Reopens: $17 Mil to Study African Health Issues

With the government shutdown behind us, frivolous spending is back to full-throttle with one agency proudly announcing—hours after the impasse ended—the allocation of $17 million to study health issues in Africa, including “African sleeping sickness.” The money, awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is part of a much…

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Feds Want Detroit Mayor Jailed for 28 Years

Detroit citizens endured a tumultuous period of corruption, scandal, mismanagement and greed under the leadership of their former mayor, say federal prosecutors in asking a judge to slap the thug with nearly three decades in prison. It would mark the harshest punishment for public corruption in U.S. history, but the…

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Senate Report: Judges, Doctors Run Disability Scam

A group of corrupt judges, doctors and lawyers for years operated a scheme that approved bogus U.S. government disability benefits worth billions of dollars, according to an astonishing new report made public this week by Congress. The findings mark the culmination of a two-year investigation into one of the nation’s…

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Some Fed Agencies Should Shut Down Permanently

The government shutdown has provided a great opportunity to examine some of the more obscure agencies that most Americans have probably never even heard of and that the country could likely do without. Think of all the money we could save as a nation.  Besides brining attention to these largely…

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Green Energy Co. Folds after Obama gives it $99.8 Mil

For the third time in just a few months, another one of President Obama’s alternative energy ventures has failed after getting tens of millions of dollars from American taxpayers. It’s a tired old story that nevertheless keeps repeating itself as the administration moves forward with an aggressive plan to make…

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U.S. Makes $1.2 Bil in Disability “Overpayments”

In a recent example of egregious government waste, the U.S. has doled out more than a billion dollars in disability benefits to tens of thousands of people who were not supposed to get it. One recipient got $90,000—nearly twice the median annual income in the U.S.—without being detected by the…

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U.S. Keeps Giving Corrupt Afghan Health Ministry Millions

Multiple warnings of fraud and corruption inside the Afghan Ministry of Public Health haven’t deterred the U.S. government from sending hundreds of millions of American taxpayer dollars to support the Islamic republic’s scandal-plagued healthcare system. As we’ve seen with many of the U.S. government’s foreign aid programs, this one has…

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U.S. Report Makes Case for Food Stamp Increase

The Obama administration blew an astounding $80 billion on food stamps last year but it wasn’t enough to put a dent in the national epidemic of “food insecure” households, according to a new government study that aims to justify pouring larger sums of taxpayer dollars into the bulging welfare program.…

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Free Govt. Cell Phones Will Create Jobs for Latinos

A fraud-infested government program that gives low-income populations free cell phones should expand in Hispanic communities because it will help bolster employment rates, according to a powerful Latino rights group working to save the program as Congress considers killing it. The controversial cell phone giveaway, known as Lifeline Assistance, has…

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Obama Revives Green Car Loans on Heels of Fisker Bankruptcy

A fly-by-night electric car company recently folded after getting nearly $200 million from the government yet the Obama administration plans to pour more money into the green auto loan program, according to a mainstream news report that acknowledges it’s “controversial.” That’s quite an understatement considering the shady experiment’s history. It’s…

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Obama EEOC Blasted in Background Check Discrimination Ruling

The Obama administration’s claim that criminal background checks discriminate against minority job applicants suffered a lashing from a federal court that found the allegations “laughable,” “distorted,” “cherry-picked,” “worthless” and “an egregious example of scientific dishonesty.” That kind of whipping from a federal judge has got to hurt though it’s

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JW Probe: U.S. Lost $1.6 Bil in GM This Year, More to Come

The U.S. government continues hemorrhaging huge amounts of money on General Motors, despite the fanfare about the automaker repaying billions in government loans, a Judicial Watch investigation has found. Since the beginning of the year the government lost or wrote off an astounding $1.6 billion invested in GM, according to…

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Navy’s $40 Billion War Ship Boondoggle

American taxpayers will continue funding a controversial program involving a fleet of Navy warships that have been plagued by significant deficiencies and embarrassing mechanical problems despite their titanic (no pun intended) $480 million price tag. So what if the sophisticated 3,000-ton warships don’t work correctly, the Navy plans to keep…

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Obama Plan to End Global “Undernutrition” Costs U.S. $4 Bil

A multi-billion-dollar Obama initiative to “reduce global poverty and undernutrition” just dropped $10 million on a special lab that will improve “climate resilience in some of Africa’s main cereal crops.” It’s all part of the president’s “vision of a world where people no longer face extreme poverty, hunger and undernutrition.”…

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Fed Audit Exposes Obama’s $500 Mil Green Jobs Failure

The Obama administration has blown half a billion dollars to train workers for “green jobs” that will never exist and a federal audit confirms the costly program has failed miserably, with only half of the trainees getting work and most in areas unrelated to renewable energy industries. This is hardly…

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$3 Mil for Obama’s African Youth Empowerment Initiative

With U.S. unemployment rates at historical highs and the nation’s debt a mind-boggling $16.8 trillion, the Obama administration has nevertheless made sure that an African youth empowerment initiative in Uganda gets millions from American taxpayers. The cash is being distributed via the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) even as the…

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Oops! U.S. Mistakenly Destroys Millions in Computers

In yet another example of how government wastes our tax dollars, an agency that most Americans have probably never even heard of “mistakenly” destroyed nearly $3 million in technology because it thought the equipment had been hacked. Turns out it was all a false alarm, the computer network at the…


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