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“Inaccurate Calculations” Blamed For Waste In Rural Housing Program


“Inaccurate Calculations” Blamed For Waste In Rural Housing Program

While the Obama Administration celebrates the accomplishments of yet another bloated government program—this one providing low-income populations with taxpayer-funded housing—a federal audit exposes the darker side of the costly welfare endeavor. Known as Rural Housing Service (RHS), the program is responsible for providing safe, sanitary and affordable housing


FEMA’s failure to recover $300k of food & shelter overpayments
for longer than 6 months

Government agencies are required to generate a report each quarter listing high-value overpayments and the actions being taken to recover those funds.  The Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security published its list for Quarter 2 of Fiscal Year 2012 last Tuesday (May 29, 2012).  A fuller explanation and…


Govt. Blows $102 Mil To Catch $19 Mil In Medicaid Fraud

In a shameful—and costly—example of government incompetence, a special program created to combat Medicaid fraud has cost American taxpayers more than five times the amount of overpayments it has identified. That means the anti-fraud project, known as National Medicaid Audit Program, has cost the U.S. government $102 million to operate…


U.S. Gives Rich Companies Billions For Overseas Ads

Enraging examples of government blowing taxpayer dollars abound, but this could easily take the cake; Uncle Sam has spent north of $2 billion to subsidize the advertising costs of wealthy private American companies and trade groups overseas. In the meantime, the U.S. economy has amassed a record $15.6 trillion debt…


U.S. Kills $20 Mil Pakistani Sesame Street Over Corruption

The United States government has finally pulled the plug on a preposterous, $20 million project to develop a Pakistani version of the iconic educational children’s program Sesame Street. Should American taxpayers be relieved that the government finally killed the abominable three-year project or outraged that it existed in the first…


U.S. Spends $10 Mil To Train Asian Call Center Workers

While President Obama calls on companies to insource overseas jobs back to the U.S., the federal government is spending millions of dollars to help foreigners learn enough English to work in offshore call centers for American businesses. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is blowing $10 million to train…


Free Govt. Meals Contributing To Obesity

In a laughable story that illustrates how dense government can be, a taxpayer-funded program that feeds low-income children free breakfast in public schools is causing concern about child obesity. That’s because, as it turns out, some kids are “double-dipping” or eating twice in the morning, according to a national newspaper…


Obama Gives Poor Free Internet After U.N. Says It’s A Basic Human Right

Following a laughable United Nations declaration that high-speed internet access is a basic human right, the Obama Administration is investing north of $400 million to expand broadband into poor, rural areas of the U.S. The president has long asserted that broadband access is essential for communities to compete on a…


$4 Mil To House 12 Homeless People

In an example of how government at every level wastes tax dollars, one U.S. county is spending around $4 million in combined federal and local funds to house a dozen homeless people in an affluent community.That translates into more than $330,000 per person, which means that Uncle Sam might as…


Government Ethics Conference At Lavish Golf Resort

While President Obama pushes to increase taxes for Americans, his Office of Government Ethicsis planning a taxpayer-funded “conference” at a famously luxurious golf and spa resort in Florida.Uncle Sam will fly hundreds of federal employees—charged with fostering high ethical standards in government—from Washington D.C. to the world-renowned Orlando resort, which


Govt. Doles Out $125 Billion In “Improper Payments”

With the national debt and federal spending at an all-time high several U.S. government agencies joined forces to make an outlandish $125 billion in “improper payments” last year, an increase of more than $16 billion from the previous year.This sort of government waste and corruption is hardly an earth-shattering development.…


Job Agency Spends $73K On Superhero Campaign

In a flagrant example of how the government wastes taxpayer dollars, a federally-funded job center in Florida has financed a costly public relations campaign that is distributing thousands of superhero capes to the unemployed.The story would almost be funny if it didn’t involve such an idiotic act with increasingly scarce public funds.…


Lawmakers Decry Cutting Fraud-Infested Welfare Program

Led by a famous politician who pimps oil for a sworn enemy of the United States, a pair of congressman are denouncing cuts to a fraud-infested government program that gives low-income residents money to pay heating and cooling bills.Known as Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), the welfare project gets around…


Overlap In Federal Programs Wastes Billions Annually

As the already-bloated federal government keeps expanding under President Obama, a new congressional report exposes astounding waste in hundreds of duplicate programs that cost U.S. taxpayers billions annually.Released this week by the bipartisan Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of the United States Congress, the report is sure to enrage

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