- Restoring UNESCO Funding: Obama Promotes Funding for Organization Proclaiming Palestinian Statehood
- Cell Phones for the Poor Costs Consumer $1.5 Billion Annually
- Regardless of $1 Billion U.S. Annual Aid, Egypt Set to Try 19 American Citizens
- Senator Coburn Spotlights Federal Waste: Hundreds of Thousands spent to Study the Effect of Cocaine on the Sex Drive of Quail
- National Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils, White House Rural Council: United Nations Agenda 21 at Work?
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Monthly Archives: September 2010
City Comptroller:Two Los Angeles Agencies Received $111 Million in Federal Stimulus Funds; Created or Saved just 55 Jobs
Two Los Angeles agencies have received $111 million in federal stimulus funds but have used the money to create or save just 55 jobs, City Controller Wendy Greuel said Wednesday. Continue reading
Florida Losing $80 Million Annually on Passenger Rails; Votes to Spend Over $1,000,000,000 to Expand!
Report by staff writer: The Govophile Monitor, Sept.21,2010 This Rail Deal is ASTONISHING! Is there a concerted effort to financially BREAK our NATION and our STATE? Mike Mashman (WEBY Radio) did a good job on this one. In an interview on … Continue reading
Daily Lesson in Government Efficiency: Pentagon Billing System Allows $998,000 Shipping Charges for Two 19 Cent Washers
The government paid C&D Distributors $998,798 in transportation costs for shipping two 19-cent washers. Charlene Corley, 47, co-owner of C&D Distributors, used the money to pay for luxury homes, cars, plastic surgery and jewelry, according to court documents. Continue reading
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that 95 major systems have exceeded their original budgets by a total of $295 billion, bringing their total cost to $1.6 trillion, and are delivered almost two years late on average. Continue reading
Despite trillion-dollar deficits, last year’s 10,160 earmarks included $200,000 for a tattoo removal program in Mission Hills, California; $190,000 for the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming; and $75,000 for the Totally Teen Zone in Albany, Georgia Source: “Omnibus … Continue reading
Your Daily Anti-Govophiliac Pill: $3.9 Million in Federal Funds Spent at SEC to Rearrange Offices and Desks in D.C.
The Securities and Exchange Commission spent $3.9 million rearranging desks and offices at its Washington, D.C., headquarters. Have you noticed that when a federal agency wants millions of dollars for a pet project, they often conjure up nifty names to … Continue reading
A GAO audit classified nearly half of all purchases on government credit cards as improper, fraudulent, or embezzled. Examples of taxpayer-funded purchases include gambling, mortgage payments, liquor, lingerie, iPods, Xboxes, jewelry, Internet dating services, and Hawaiian vacations. In one extraordinary … Continue reading