Wastebook 2014: What Washington doesn’t want you to read

Voodoo Dolls, Gambling Monkeys, Zombies in Love and Paid Vacations for Misbehaving Bureaucrats Top List of the Most Outlandish Government Spending in Wastebook 2014

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Gambling monkeys, dancing zombies and mountain lions on treadmills are just a few projects exposed in Wastebook 2014 – highlighting $25 billion in Washington’s worst spending of the year.

Wastebook 2014 — the report Washington doesn’t want you to read —reveals the 100 most outlandish government expenditures this year, costing taxpayers billions of dollars.

“With no one watching over the vast bureaucracy, the problem is not just what Washington isn’t doing, but what it is doing.” Dr. Coburn said. “Only someone with too much of someone else’s money and not enough accountability for how it was being spent could come up some of these projects.”

“I have learned from these experiences that Washington will never change itself. But even if the politicians won’t stop stupid spending, taxpayers always have the last word.”

Congress actually forced federal agencies to waste billions of dollars for purely parochial, political purposes.

For example, lawmakers attached a rider to a larger bill requiring NASA to build a $350 million launch pad tower, which was mothballed as soon as it was completed because the rockets it was designed to test were scrapped years ago. Similarly, when USDA attempted to close an unneeded sheep research station costing nearly $2 million every year to operate, politicians in the region stepped in to keep it open.

Examples of wasteful spending highlighted in “Wastebook 2014” include:

Coast guard party patrols – $100,000
Watching grass grow – $10,000
State department tweets @ terrorists – $3 million
Swedish massages for rabbits – $387,000
Paid vacations for bureaucrats gone wild – $20 million
Mountain lions on a treadmill – $856,000
Synchronized swimming for sea monkeys – $50,000
Pentagon to destroy $16 billion in unused ammunition — $1 billion
Scientists hope monkey gambling unlocks secrets of free will –$171,000
Rich and famous rent out their luxury pads tax free – $10 million
Studying “hangry” spouses stabbing voodoo dolls – $331,000
Promoting U.S. culture around the globe with nose flutists – $90 million

Read the full report here.

Watch the Wastebook 2014 videos here and here and here.

Source: U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D.

Published in: on November 22, 2014 at 7:44 pm  Leave a Comment  

545 in Congress vs. 300,000,000 People

Source: Judicial Watch, Inc. – (comment: We The People)

 

“Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don’t propose a federal budget. The President does.

You and I don’t have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.

You and I don’t write the tax code, Congress does.

You and I don’t set fiscal policy, Congress does.

You and I don’t control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.

I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing. I don’t care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator’s responsibility to determine how he votes.

Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.

What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits.. ( The President can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.)

The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House?( John Boehner. He is the leader of the majority party. He and fellow House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want. ) If the President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to. [The House has passed a budget but the Senate has not approved a budget in over three years. The President's proposed budgets have gotten almost unanimous rejections in the Senate in that time. ]

It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted — by present facts — of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can’t think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

If the tax code is unfair, it’s because they want it unfair.

If the budget is in the red, it’s because they want it in the red.

If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it’s because they want them in Iraq and Afghanistan ..

If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it’s because they want it that way.

There are no insoluble government problems.

Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power.
Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like “the economy,” “inflation,” or “politics” that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible. They, and they alone, have the power.

They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses. Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees… We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!”

Couldn’t the same be said for State Legislatures?

Published in: on October 26, 2014 at 4:45 pm  Comments (1)  

DHS Insider Gives Final Warning

“U.S. is a captured operation. The lie is bigger than most people realize or are willing to confront.”

By Doug Hagmann

“Under the cover and amid the distraction of the Christmas bustle, I had my last “official” contact with a source inside the Department of Homeland Security known as “Rosebud” in my writings. My source is leaving his position, retiring along with numerous others choosing to leave this bureaucratic monstrosity.

For this contact, my source took unprecedented measures to be certain that our contact was far off the radar of prying government eyes and ears. I was stunned at the lengths he employed, and even found myself somewhat annoyed by the inconvenience that his cloak-and-dagger approach caused. It was necessary, according to my source, because all department heads under FEMA and DHS are under orders to identify anyone disclosing any information for termination and potential criminal prosecution.

The following is a narrative from my source, prefaced with the instructions to “take it or leave it,” and “disregard it at your own peril.” He added that it’s now up to each American to act on the information themselves or suffer the consequences. “I’ve resigned myself to the fact that most [Americans] will never be convinced of the reality that is taking place right in front of them.”

The plan explained. Read more HERE.

Source: Canada Free Press

Published in: on October 19, 2014 at 1:18 pm  Leave a Comment  

Former Congressman James Traficant Is Dead

 

The Hill reports “Former Rep. Jim Traficant (D-Ohio) died on Saturday, days after a tractor accident at his daughter’s farm left him in critical condition.

Traficant served more than 17 years in the U.S. House as a Democrat until July 2002 when he became only the second member of Congress to be expelled since the Civil War.”

Read more HERE and HERE.

James Traficant’s Last Public Speech, click here. (Courtesy of NextNewsNetwork)

Published in: on September 27, 2014 at 3:37 pm  Comments (3)  

Who Will Replace U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder?

The Hill reports “Five candidates to replace Holder. Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement Thursday that he’s stepping down after six years heading the Justice Department set tongues wagging in Washington about who might succeed him.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Thursday the White House is already evaluating candidates to replace Holder and that the selection would be a “high priority.” He said the Senate should be prepared to act promptly.

President Obama has plenty of past and present insiders to choose from, but could also enlist a high-profile rising star.

The timing of the president’s nomination will play a critical role in the confirmation process. If Obama picks a more controversial nominee, Senate Democrats might try to ram it through in the lame-duck session after the election — particularly if Republicans win the majority in November.

Here are five people who might be willing to take the plunge.”

1.) Don Verrilli
2.) Janet Napolitano
3.) Kamala Harris
4.) Preet Bharara
5.) Tony West

Read more HERE.

Will “a close advisor and good friend” of Eric Holder change things within the Department of Justice? “Revolving doors” and “musical chairs” never makes change for the good!

Related:

Attorney General Eric Holder Will Resign, click here.

Public Corruption And Prosecutions, click here.

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Takes Unprecedented Step Against Corrupt Politicians Breaking The Law, click here.

Attorney General Eric Holder Will Resign

The Hill reports “Attorney General Eric Holder, one of President Obama’s longest serving lieutenants, will announce his resignation Thursday, according to the Justice Department. His tenure was also marred by controversy. Holder resisted calls for his resignation in the wake of the administration’s arms trafficking Operation Fast & Furious, in which federal authorities lost track of hundreds of guns, some of which ended up in the hands of Mexican drug cartels.

The House voted in 2012 to Holder in contempt of Congress over his refusal to comply with a subpoena issued as part of a Republican investigation into the botched operation.

Holder will remain at the Department of Justice until his post is filled, and no successor will be named Thursday. The Justice Department official suggested Holder could remain on the job until December.”

Read more HERE.

Related:
US Attorney General Eric Holder to step down, click here.

GOP on Holder’s exit: ‘Good riddance’, click here.

Published in: on September 25, 2014 at 2:42 pm  Leave a Comment  

Will Obama Resign January 1, 2015 Amid New Benghazi Revelations?

“”According to several senior-ranking White House officials, President Barack Obama will resign from office on January 1st 2015, after learning that a so-called “Smoking Gun” story regarding the Benghazi scandal will soon be revealed. Those sources claim Obama will announce his resignation shortly after the midterm elections in November.”

“The decision to resign came after reporters from Fox News were allegedly contacted in August by a survivor of the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack, who came forward with shocking video evidence that Obama, then- White House Chief of Staff Jacob Lew, and then- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton knew that an attack on the US diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya was “imminent,” and intentionally ordered key security personnel to leave the facility and travel eight blocks away.”

“Sources at Fox News say that the unidentified survivor allegedly recorded a video teleconference on his cell phone in which Lew gave the orders, while Obama and Clinton watched on.”

“The sources at Fox say the network was prepared to air the video on August 23rd, but House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) convinced them to hold off on releasing the footage. White House sources say two unidentified reporters from Fox News joined Issa in a private meeting with Obama this past weekend, on August 30th, and agreed to not reveal the video if Obama agreed to resign. White House senior staff negotiated with Issa and the reporters so Obama could stay in office until the end of the year, and that he would announce the resignation in November, shortly after the midterms. Why they agreed to those terms is unclear.”

Read more HERE.

Published in: on September 8, 2014 at 8:40 pm  Comments (5)  

FOUR IMPORTANT BILLS LANGUISHING IN CONGRESS

Courtesy of Devvy Kidd

“Why is there NO support for these 4 important bills which will die in Congress, December 31, 2014? (1) Get us out of the UN, (2) get us out of the destructive, unconstitutional NAFTA, (3) restore Glass-Stegal and (4) a bill to stop federal income tax on social security. Why doesn’t AARP support that one?”

Please get this out, use social media, contact radio talk show hosts – we’ve waited decades for these bills and no one seems to care. Click here for the bill numbers, committee members and numbers. Hound your U.S. House member to demand the bill get out of committee and brought to a vote.

Congressional incumbents across the country are all out campaigning for their upcoming primaries instead of addressing existing legislation that benefits Americans like the four bills above. Those four bills die December 31st.

While it may seem a waste of time, I hope you will take the time to call or fax (no email) your U.S. House member and demand those four bills get to a floor vote. If you can, do the same for each committee chairman for the four bills. I provided the links, all you have to do is type up a short letter and fax it or call the district office – not the capitol in Washington where it falls into a black hole. If each house members received tens of thousands of snail mail letters or faxes, it will tell them what we the people want and their primary might just be their last.”

Published in: on September 8, 2014 at 8:21 pm  Comments (1)  

Federal Judge Frederick Scullin Rules DC Ban On Handguns Unconstitutional

Reuters reports “A federal judge on Saturday overturned Washington D.C.’s ban on carrying handguns outside the home, saying it was unconstitutional.”

“There is no longer any basis on which this Court can conclude that the District of Columbia’s total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny,” Judge Frederick Scullin said in an opinion. “Therefore, the Court finds that the District of Columbia’s complete ban on the carrying of handguns in public is unconstitutional,” he added in his 19-page ruling.

Read more HERE.

OPINION, click here.

Published in: on July 26, 2014 at 8:59 pm  Comments (5)  

Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) Back On Michigan Ballot

“A federal judge in Michigan on Friday ordered Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) to be placed back on the state’s Democratic primary ballot.

The ruling reverses decisions by the secretary of State and a county clerk that made it appear likely that Conyers, one of the longest serving House members, would have to mount a write-in campaign.

U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Leitman ordered a preliminary injunction forcing the Wayne County election commission to place the longtime congressman back on the August ballot and have the secretary of state and the county clerk issue any necessary certification by next Thursday.”

Read more HERE.

Related: Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) Fails To Qualify For Primary Ballot, click here.

Published in: on May 23, 2014 at 10:04 pm  Leave a Comment  
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