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Food Stamp Craze: U.S. Spends $3.6 Billion to Give $70 Billion in Benefits

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Judicial Watch: New Obama Travel Costs Bring Eight-Year Total over $96 Million

‘Earth Day’ Travel Bill Over $1 Million, Hillary Clinton’s Ride on Air Force One Cost $360,000 (Washington DC)—Judicial Watch announced today that it has received new documents from both the Secret Service and the Air Force relating to Obama travel expenses, bringing the known total over the past eight years…

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Obama and family arrive in Hawaii for final taxpayer-funded vacation

From the Washington Examiner: Obama descended the steps of Air Force One at 10:45 p.m. HST at a tropical 70-degree temperature, according to press pool reports. Gov. David Ige, D-Hawaii; Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell; Sen. Brian Schatz, R-Hawaii; and Adm. Harry Harris, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command were on…

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

Medicaid Blew $26 Mil on Health Coverage for Dead People

The government spent a breathtaking $26 million to provide dead people—who were poor when they were alive—with health insurance in one state alone, according to a new federal audit. The benefit was administered through Medicaid, the federal-state health insurance program for the needy and the astonishing multi-million-dollar figure applies to…

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Final Tally on Obama’s 2015 Family Vacation to Hawaii Is Out. And the Cost to Taxpayers Is Astronomical…

From the Independent Review Journal: Already, Trump has made one significant announcement about how he intends to cut taxpayers’ costs on presidential travel. After being criticized for first saying he’s putting the nix on a $4 billion contract with Boeing to develop new Air Force One planes, he has since stated that…

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U.S. Illegally Dispensed $60 Mil to Combat African Ebola Crisis, Money Keeps Flowing

In its crusade to tackle the Ebola crisis in Africa the Obama administration violated its own laws by frantically doling out tens of millions of dollars to leftist groups that claimed they could help control the virus from spreading in the continent’s western region. Congress dedicated a breathtaking $2.5 billion…

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Judicial Watch: Appeals Court Hearing on Taxpayer Lawsuit Fighting Against Funding for Illegal Alien Students

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced an appeals court hearing will be held Thursday, November 3, 2016,  on whether to reinstate Judicial Watch’s taxpayer lawsuit seeking to end University of California Regents expenditures of as much as $27.1 million for non-resident tuition waivers and financial aid to illegal alien students…

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

Food Stamp Craze: U.S. Spends $3.6 Billion to Give $70 Billion in Benefits

Not only does the government spend a breathtaking $70 billion a year to give a record number of people food stamps, it wastes billions more to administer the bloated welfare program. Some states spend a lot more than others to distribute the free food vouchers and the discrepancies are downright…

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

U.S. Spends Millions on “Green Bus Corridor” in Mexico, “Bicycle Highway” in Colombia

Surprise, surprise the U.S. is the first to donate millions of dollars to yet another global warming experiment—run by the famously corrupt United Nations—that aims to forge “climate resilient infrastructure” in third-world countries. The money will help build a bicycle highway in Colombia and bring electric buses and a “green…

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President Obama, the Ultimate Tourist, Ticks Down His Bucket List

From The New York Times: Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, has used Freedom of Information requests and lawsuits to try to get information about the cost of the president’s travel. The group claims that Mr. Obama’s travel, official and personal, has cost taxpayers about $80 million.

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Obama spends $4 million to hype global-warming alarm

From WND: That’s even though the campaign against global warming has morphed into a campaign against “climate change” because there isn’t any more warming, and a new movie charges the entire effort is a “hustle” to redistribute the free world’s wealth.

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FOIA Reveals Obama’s Trip to Climate Change Conference Cost Taxpayers Nearly $3 Million

Law Newz: Secret Service and Air Force records obtained by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch detailed the expenses related to President Barack Obama‘s attendance at the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference. According to the records, Secret Service charges and flights added up to $2,976,296.20. And that doesn’t even include expenses for…

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Obama’s Trip To Paris For The UN Climate Summit Cost Taxpayers $2.9 Million

From The Daily Caller: Judicial Watch obtained records from the U.S. Secret Service and the Air Force through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit showing just how much Obama’s trip to Paris in December 2015 cost taxpayers. The conservative group found Air Force One flew for more than 14 hours…

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Judicial Watch: Obama’s Paris Climate Trip Cost Taxpayers Nearly $3M

From Newsmax: Flight expenses for the Paris meeting were $1,652,124.60, while related Secret Service costs came to $1,324,171.60, including hotel rooms, rental vehicles, air and rail travel, and overtime, according to records obtained by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group in Washington.

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Obama’s Trip to Paris Climate Change Conference Cost Taxpayers $4,165,068.40

From CNS News: President Obama flew to Paris last year to attend an international conference from November 30 to December 12. Representatives of 195 countries reached the Paris Climate Agreement to address the alleged threat of manmade climate change, which Obama said could “could define the contours of this century…

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Judicial Watch: Obama Attendance at Paris Climate Change Conference Cost Taxpayers $4,165,068.40

Updated 1:15 pm ET 7/26/2016 Obama Travel Cost Taxpayers over $83 million to Date  (Washington DC)—Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained records from the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of the Air Force detailing the costs of Obama’s trip to attend the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference. …

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

$10.8 Mil for Childhood Obesity Including “Latino Fathers Promoting Healthy Youth Behavior”

The Obama administration just allocated another $10.8 million to tackle childhood obesity among minorities, including about $1 million to a project called “Latino Fathers Promoting Healthy Youth Behavior” that aims to prevent obesity among Latino youth in a “culturally and linguistically-appropriate prevention program.” It’s part of a federal initiative

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Charity with $600k-a-Year Pres. Gets Millions from U.S. to Train “Vulnerable Afghans”

Among the federal agencies that have disbursed huge sums to famously corrupt Afghanistan reconstruction causes is the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), which has spent more than $11 million with the single biggest chunk of money going to a leftist charity whose president earns a stunning $600,000 a year. It’s…

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

Obama Food-Stamp Free-for-All: Feds Bust Largest Fraud Operation in U.S. History

President Obama’s expanded food-stamp program certifying flea market retailers as vendors to provide low-income neighborhoods with fresh produce has ripped open a Pandora’s Box of fraud and corruption. This week federal authorities in south Florida busted the largest food-stamp fraud operation in U.S. history. Twenty-two defendants in the largely black…

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

Waste, Violations in $25 Mil Program to Fight Climate Change in Guatemala

A $25 million project to help Guatemala combat the ills of climate change is rife with problems that include data errors and discrepancies, no sustainability plan as required by the government and security and funding violations. Though it constitutes an egregious waste of taxpayer dollars, this is par for the…

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DOD Sexual Assault Prevention Director Abuses Travel, Overbills U.S.

Living up to the government’s well-established reputation for blowing huge amounts of taxpayer dollars on travel, the first director of the Navy Sexual Assault Prevention Office repeatedly violated regulations during her globe-trotting missions, wasting thousands of dollars in less than a dozen trips analyzed in a federal audit. It’s just…


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