Tag: Waste

Obama Wasting Billions Paying Off Buddies and Unions With Immigration Spending

-By Warner Todd Huston As Obama starts shipping tens of thousands of these illegal alien minors all across the nation to be housed in cities everywhere, your tax dollars follow them and some of this money is going to Obama’s pals in liberal organizations and unions to care for these children all paid for by... Read more »

Your Taxes Paying Government Union Members NOT to Work, Part Two

-By Warner Todd Huston At a hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday, it was revealed that federal employees spent nearly 3 million hours of official, taxpayer paid time on union activities in 2009. This cost the treasury $129 million, an increase of $8 million over the expenditures in 2008. The report that fueled the hearing (see... Read more »

$90,825 Literally Went to the Dogs in D.C.

-By Warner Todd Huston The Chicago Tribune reports that $90,825 in so-called stimulus money went to the dogs in Washington D.C. No, not the Blue Dogs. It went to actual dogs. The National Park Service (NPS) spent $90,825 in stimulus funds to upgrade Marion Park, a popular dog destination on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.... Read more »

Political Corruption: An Illinois Specialty

-By Warner Todd Huston In just one more example of the thousands of examples of political graft in Illinois, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that being a board member of the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board is one giant no-show, do-nothing pay off to friends, family, and allies of Illinois’ Democrats. Members make up to... Read more »

Tax Dollars Going to a 350-Pound Guy in Calf Who Pretends He's a Diaper-Wearing Baby

-By Warner Todd Huston Here is the waste and fraud that your tax dollars are put to, America. Senator Tom Coburn has alerted the nation to a 30-year-old man in California named Stanley Thornton, Jr., who is paid by Social Security to lay about his house and pretend he is a baby replete with diapers,... Read more »

Chicago's City Worker Union Members Get Free Chauffeur Perks

-By Warner Todd Huston Let’s say your job is as a traveling salesman or a construction worker and you work at different locations throughout the year. Wouldn’t it be nice to get your own free chauffeur service to get back and forth to work? That way you could just drive yourself to one location a... Read more »

For Crying Out Loud: Taxpayers Forced To Pay for Union Workers' Coffee

-By Warner Todd Huston It is absolutely impossible any more to come up with parody about how much government unions are ripping off the taxpayer. Witness the fact that a city in Connecticut is being forced to pay for the coffee and related refreshment supplies of its government union members. Todd Starnes of Fox News... Read more »

Getting Rich Off the Taxpayers: School Administrators Double Dipping Pensions

-By Warner Todd Huston It must be nice to work for the government. Sadly it’s the most lucrative way to make a living in American history. To “win life’s lottery” all you have to do is get a job with the government — whether the federal or state government — at practically any level and... Read more »

Teachers Union Thugs Comparing People to Hitler, Shutting Down Schools, Losing Their Argument

-By Warner Todd Huston One cannot be a leftist without being a hypocrite. It really is just that simple. The last several days in Wisconsin has again born that truism out, too, as teachers union thugs in the Badger State have indulged every manner of behavior that they have constantly condemned the right for engaging... Read more »

The FUUUUTURE of America is... High Speed Trains?

-By Warner Todd Huston Train systems are losing money all across the country. Billions of dollars have been sunk into trains that Americans don’t want to ride. Yet our president and vice president think that high speed trains are “the future”? A future boondoggle, maybe.