Archive for December, 2017

The Bureaucratic Blind Eye


Monday December 11th, 2017   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 6:17am PDT   •   0 Comments

A brand new scandal has broken out at the Department of Veterans Affairs, where the fingerprints of the department’s bureaucrats are all over the latest evidence of misconduct. USA Today’s Donavan Slack broke the story: Neurosurgeon John Henry Schneider racked up more than a dozen malpractice claims and settlements in two states, including cases...
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Federal Government Shutdown Theater Postponed


Friday December 8th, 2017   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 6:02am PDT   •   2 Comments

With the news being dominated by stories of an ethically-troubled Senator and an ethically-troubled Representative resigning from their positions of power in Washington D.C. today, many Americans might have missed that a scheduled showing of federal government shutdown theater has been postponed for at least another two weeks. Mike DeBonis of the Washington Post...
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Investigation of Sexual Harassment in California Legislature Is Just for Show


Wednesday December 6th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 8:54am PDT   •   1 Comment

Besides Hollywood (Harvey Weinstein), Congress (Al Franken), and the media (Matt Lauer), to name only a few, it turns out that sexual abuse has been thriving in the California legislature. Capitol staffer Elise Flynn Gyore charged that assemblyman Raul Bocanegra groped her at a public event in 2009. Faced with this and other accusations,...
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GovHousingHelp.Con


Tuesday December 5th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 3:35am PDT   •   1 Comment

In housing, California has been in the throes of what Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf, calls an “affordability crisis.” This year governor Jerry Brown signed a batch of bills designed to end the crisis and, as Assemblyman Richard Bloom put it, “make housing affordable again.” Those currently priced out of the market might recall past...
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Federal Funds Used to Stage “Doggie Hamlet”


Monday December 4th, 2017   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 6:14am PDT   •   0 Comments

Over the years, MyGovCost has highlighted some of the more bizarre ways that U.S. taxpayer funds have been used to accomplish really questionable things, but we may have a new contender for what is perhaps the strangest way that the U.S. government’s bureaucrats have ever wasted money. It may not surprise you to learn...
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