Archive for August 8th, 2012

Feds Binge on Cars as “Government Motors” Profits Plunge


Wednesday August 8th, 2012   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 2:59pm PST   •   3 Comments

Fiscal woes in Washington have not prevented the federal government from buying 29,000 new vehicles over the past six years. That brings the federal government’s fleet of cars to 449,000, nearly one for every seven federal employees, according to the Detroit News, based on a recent report from the Government Accountability Office. The federal...
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$100 Billion of Corporate Welfare


Wednesday August 8th, 2012   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 9:37am PST   •   14 Comments

How much welfare do corporations receive as a direct cash benefit from the U.S. government? According to a recently published Cato Institute policy analysis, it’s nearly 100 billion dollars. We mined the report to visualize which U.S. government agencies or spending categories are the biggest recipients of the largesse of U.S. politicians: The majority...
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