Posts Tagged ‘Tom Coburn’

Federal Government Workers Make Twice That of Private-Sector Counterparts


Sunday June 5th, 2011   •   Posted by David Theroux at 9:31pm PDT   •   7 Comments

Based on a new study from the Congressional Research Service (CRS), Chris Gonsalves at NewsMax reports in “What Debt Crisis? Fed Workers Making More Than Governors” that: At a time when many American workers are struggling to make ends meet and government debt is threatening to undermine economic recovery, thousands of federal employees are…
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Obama’s Mediscare, ObamaCare, and the Need for Private-Market Health Care


Sunday May 29th, 2011   •   Posted by David Theroux at 6:33pm PDT   •   0 Comments

In “Mediscare: The Surprising Truth,” Thomas Savings and John Goodman discuss in the Wall Street Journal the scare-mongering campaign by the Obama administration regarding ObamaCare and Medicare, and then provide positive reform directions based on creating tax-free, private, health care accounts providing choice: The Obama administration has repeatedly claimed that the health-reform bill it…
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New Letter to the Deficit Commission on Cutting Bloated Defense Spending


Saturday November 20th, 2010   •   Posted by Winslow Wheeler at 12:30pm PST   •   0 Comments

The Honorable Erskine Bowles National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform 1650 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20504 Dear Mr. Bowles: We are writing to you and other members of the President’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform as individuals who have worked in national security affairs for decades for the Department of…
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Federal Government Shells Out $1 Billion to 250,000 Dead People


Sunday November 7th, 2010   •   Posted by David Theroux at 12:31pm PST   •   2 Comments

As reported by the Washington Times, the federal government has paid out well over $1 billion to 250,000 deceased individuals over the past decade—and can’t figure out how to fix the problem, according to a new report from Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. “Washington paid for dead people’s prescriptions and wheelchairs, subsidized their farms, helped…
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How Many More Trillion$ for Defense?


Wednesday October 27th, 2010   •   Posted by Joshua Kaplan at 7:28pm PDT   •   2 Comments

In the new article on runaway spending from the Pentagon, “How Many More Trillion$ for Defense?”, Independent Institute Research Fellow Winslow Wheeler explains the dire need for effective budgetary controls over the Pentagon. As it stands the Pentagon “is literally ‘unauditable.’” “Since Sept. 11, 2001, Congress and the Defense Department have added more than…
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