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

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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

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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

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GAO Blasts Weapons Budget: Cost Overruns Hit $295 Billion in 2008

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

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Daily Dose: Federal Earmarks Include $200,000 for California Tatoo Removal Program

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

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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

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Your Daily Dose: Government Credit Cards Gone Wild!

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

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