If Congress reauthorizes the Export-Import Bank, it could mean a $2 billion taxpayer liability over the next 10 years, with the money being directed to foreign companies. If you don’t want your tax dollars used for international corporate welfare, please Like & Share this post.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the inflation rate rose 0.2% in March for a 0.6% rise so far in 2015. This figure, however, does not take food and fuel costs into account. If you think the real U.S. inflation rate is much higher than the 0.6% stated by the government, please Like & […]
The fiscal year is only halfway over, and the U.S. government has already spent $439 billion that it doesn’t have. This is a $26 billion increase over the same time last year. If you think the government should be decreasing its deficits instead of spending more nonexistent money, please Like & Share this post.
The federal government spends $9.6 billion per year on the Rural Utilities Service, even though this service completed 98% of its electrification goal and 95% of its telephone service goal by 1981. Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) projects taxpayer savings of $48 billion over the next 5 years if this part of big government was […]
Economists David Branchflower (Dartmouth College) and Andrew Levin (International Monetary Fund) have found that the U.S. Department of Labor is calculating the U.S. unemployment rate in a way that falsely advertises a 5.5% rate. They believe that the true jobless rate in the United States is 7%-9% – well above where it should be in […]
Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) has found that the U.S. government could save taxpayers at least $24 billion over the next 5 years simply by cutting the number of improper Medicare payments in half. Such a move would not affect rightful recipients of Medicare funds whatsoever. If you think it’s only fair to ask the […]
The largest supplier of HIV and AIDS healthcare products in the United States has been accused of scamming Medicare and Medicaid out of at least $20 million in 12 states. The company allegedly tricked those two government agencies into paying kickbacks to employees and patients who brought new patients to the clinic. If you think […]
The Social Security Administration (SSA) now expects workers to pay more into the program that they could ever hope to receive in retirement, and the U.S. government owns over $876 billion in Social Security debt. Nevertheless, U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Joe Manchin are attempting to pass legislation that would expand Social Security. If you […]
Due to improper payments handed out by the U.S. government to Affordable Care Act (ACA) recipients, millions of Americans owe the IRS an average of $794. If you think this is just the latest example of how government over-regulation causes waste that citizens end up paying for, please Like & Share this post.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently announced that $124.7 billion in improper government payments were made in 2014. This is a 17% increase over the $105.8 billion in incorrect payments made by the government over the previous year. If a 17% annual increase in wasted government money is unacceptable to you, please Like and Share […]