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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…

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.”…

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…

$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…

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…

Clintons Pushed Most Wasteful of U.S.-Funded Haiti Projects

Roughly half of the $1.14 billion that the U.S. government allocated to help Haiti recover from the 2010 earthquake has gone to wasteful projects with the single largest chunk—$170.3 million—going to a failed port and power plant adventure heavily promoted by Bill Clinton and the State Department under the leadership…

Feds to Protect “Endangered” Mouse

American taxpayers will be tremendously relieved to know that the U.S. government is hard at work trying to get official endangered status for a wild mouse with an unusual eight to nine month hibernation period that contributes to the species’ vulnerability. It’s called the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse and…

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