Archive for July 11th, 2014

A Lack of Control


Friday July 11th, 2014   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 8:54am PDT   •   0 Comments

The Associated Press reports that for the fifth year in a row, the amount of checks that the U.S. federal government has acknowledged that it has improperly paid out has exceeded $100 billion: WASHINGTON (AP)—By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have...
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$100 Billion in Improper Payments


Friday July 11th, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 8:30am PDT   •   0 Comments

Readers of this column know that the federal government wastes a lot of taxpayers’ money. How much? Last year, by its own estimate, the government sent out $100 billion in improper payments. In fact, as Rep. John Mica explained, “It’s over $100 billion each of the last five years. That’s a staggering half a...
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