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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…

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.…

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…

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…

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

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…

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…

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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