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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…

$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…

NCLR Gets Chunk of $40 Mil for Minority Housing Counseling

The Obama administration continues giving leftist groups huge sums to conduct minority housing counseling, this month allocating $40 million with one of the single biggest chunks of cash going to the open borders giant National Council of La Raza (NCLR). It’s a scandal-plagued program that has received large amounts of…

Yale Atty. Sells U.S. $334 Mil in Anthrax Drug Made By His Firm

An influential Pentagon official who also served as a presidential consultant and Navy Secretary persuaded the U.S. government to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on a useless anthrax drug manufactured by his biotech firm. Can you say the fleecing of America? This would be unfathomable if it weren’t laid…

U.S. Gives 1/3 of Puerto Rico Food Stamps

As if it weren’t bad enough that a record 47.7 million people—and growing—get food stamps from the U.S. government, federal records reveal that a whopping 1/3 of Puerto Rico’s population receives them. This cost American taxpayers an astounding $2 billion last year, according to figures released by the government agency—the…

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