Get quick, easy access to all government of canada services and information. Citizens against government waste s cagw 2019 congressional pig book exposes 282 earmarks, an increase of 21. A county executive said, its the kind of thing the federal government cant afford to do. Jan 10, 2017 the list could go on and on of wasteful government spending. The federal spending wastebook is outrageous in more. Six examples of government waste from this years budget. The ten most ridiculous ways the government wastes your money. Council for citizens against government waste works to. Although the 2016 edition of pig book identifies pork barrel spending in many departments of the federal government, one of the more glaring examples is that of the us navys. How government wastes your money paperback march 10, 2005. James lankford rok weighs in on the annual government waste report. Apr, 2015 highlights from two reports identifying areas of perceived waste in the federal government, from buildings that melt in the rain to farm subsidies.
The arc duplicates dozens of federal, state, and local programs. James lankford of oklahoma has released the second addition of his federal fumbles book chronicling waste in the federal government over the past few years. Jan 10, 2017 the federal government spent huge taxpayer dollars to study the popularity of barbie dolls and how long a fish could exercise on a treadmill, according to a new report by a u. Senator lankford releases federal fumbles govt waste report. Everyone should read this book,to see how the government,over many decades have been squandering our taxes we pay in. Republican senator jeff flake from arizona released his 2016 wastebook report detailing wasteful spending in government agencies. The joint is one of 50 key findings in the 200page government waste report issued. Mar 18, 2015 gop strategist brad blakeman on the governments financial waste and government overspending on programs. Coburn has battled is the national technical information service, a cold warera agency that acts as a clearinghouse for government reports.
The government came up with ridiculous ways to waste your. James lankford rok released the annual waste report. When you put them all together its a lot of drops in a lot of buckets. Ways the federal government dropped the ball report is a collection of specific examples of wasteful federal spending and negative regulations. Five ways the federal government wastes your tax dollars. Arizona senator jeff flake releases 2016 wastebook filled. Citizens against government waste works to eliminate waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in government through research and public education. Gop strategist brad blakeman on the governments financial waste and government overspending on programs.
Porkemon go report, comparing government waste to the popular. Congress faces a deadline wednesday for approving a unified 2016. The report highlights 100 different examples of federal inefficiency and waste in recent years. Tom coburn highlights ridiculous government spending in final. Citizens against government wastes cagw 2019 congressional pig book exposes 282 earmarks, an increase of 21.
Senator coburn highlights ridiculous government spending in. The plum book is a listing of over 9,000 civil service leadership and support positions filled and vacant in the legislative and executive branches of the federal government that may be subject to noncompetitive appointments or, in other words, by direct appointment. In the 2018 pig book, cagw cites 232 earmarks, marking a 42. On april 26, 2016, thensenate armed services committee sasc chairman john.
James lankford released his annual federal government waste and solutions report on monday detailing the arguably ridiculous things the. Senator paul works to combat government waste as part of an ongoing project for the subcommittee on federal spending oversight and. The 206 page report is filled with government agencies and departments wasting millions, sometimes billions, of taxpayer dollars. At a time when republicans in both chambers are concerned about the repeal of obamacare due to budget. Garrett hatch, a specialist in american national government, authored the. For the fourth time since congress enacted an earmark moratorium that began in fiscal year fy 2011, citizens against government waste cagw has unearthed earmarks in the appropriations bills. The federal spending wastebook is outrageous in more ways. Senator rand paul, chairman of the federal spending oversight subcommittee, released the latest edition of the waste report, an ongoing project cataloguing egregious examples of waste within the u. Newest federal government audit exposes massive waste and. Besides the obvious reluctance to pay more, theres senator tom coburns waste book, a compendium of 100 idiotic ways the federal government frittered away our tax dollars in 2011. Citizens against government waste cagw is leading the fight to rein in the outofcontrol federal budget, cut back on government waste and abuse, and protect your tax dollars from reckless spending. In 20 the liberal party produced the little book of big labor waste as part of its campaign, with examples including a blowout in the immigration.
It exposes wasteful projects in its annual government pig book, a compilation of the pork barrel projects in the us federal budget. Here are nrs topten favorite which is to say, most scoffworthy and absurd examples of how the government wastes your time, energy, and hardearned cash. Six examples of government waste from this years budgethawk. The report provides examples of waste and mismanagement that took place over eleven months, including newly documented past waste and ongoing wasteful practices. United states government policy and supporting positions. Primarily, lankfords waste book finds, workers are placed on leave because they are under investigation for. Washington, dc senator james lankford today released his second annual government waste and solutions report called, federal fumbles. Apr, 2016 citizens against government waste cagw released their annual pig book this morning, and its quite depressing. In order for a measure to be established as the law. Senator coburn highlights ridiculous government spending. The federal government spent huge taxpayer dollars to study the. Comptroller general gene dodaro, testify at a house oversight and government reform committee hearing on. Arizona senator jeff flake released his annual 200page catalogue of egregious government spending today, shedding light on 50 unnecessary taxpayerfunded projects from 2016.
I could not believe some of the rediculous things they allot millions of dollars to. Consumer sentinel network data book for january december 2016 federal trade commission. Oct 22, 2014 tom coburn highlights ridiculous government spending in final wastebook. The policy gives us the opportunity to lead by example and become a more responsible user of electronics while supporting jobs in the growing ewaste industry. He deploys staffers to peruse newspapers and dig through government websites to spot the tens of billions of dollars in pork, boondoggles and extravagance that have contributed to the governments trillions of dollars of debt. The congressional pig book is cagws annual compilation of the porkbarrel projects in the federal budget. The activity covered fiscal year 2016 which began on october 1, 2015, and ended september 30, 2016. I have told every i can to get a copy of this book and read it. The congressional pig book is cagws annual compilation of the porkbarrel projects in the federal.
Government releases 2016 wasteful spending report news. The federal government as a whole is the nations largest consumer of electronics. Nov 27, 2017 senator james lankford rok released the third volume of his annual report on federal waste and talked to reporters about his efforts to curb fraud, waste, and abuse in government programs. Although the 2016 edition of pig book identifies pork barrel spending in many departments of the federal government, one of the more glaring examples is that of the us navys acquisition misadventures. Peter grace and syndicated columnist jack anderson, cagw produces numerous publications including their official newspaper government. Arizona senator jeff flake releases 2016 wastebook. Home council for citizens against government waste. Ways the federal government dropped the ball report is a collection of specific examples of wasteful federal spending and negative regulations that impact the. The 2016 congressional pig book exposes 123 earmarks in fy 2016, an increase of 17. Sounds pretty outlandish, but the researchers had their reasons.
James lankford released his annual federal government waste and solutions report on monday detailing the arguably ridiculous things the government spent money on. Citizens against government waste cagw is releasing prime cuts 2016 in order. Citizens against government waste cagw is releasing prime cuts 2016 in order to make taxpayers, the media, and candidates aware of the many options they possess to cut into the growing debt. The official website of the federal trade commission, protecting americas consumers for over 100 years. Citizens against government waste cagw is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate waste, mismanagement, and inefficiency in federal government. Tom coburn highlights ridiculous government spending in. Watch gerri willis talk about economics and government spending on willis report. We could pay off the national debt and have a very nice plus balance. In 2015, arizona senator jeff flake published a wastebook report.
A longtime reporter on the intersection of the federal government and the private sector, rob garver served as a national correspondent, based in washington, d. Council for citizens against government waste works to eliminate waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in government through research and. The 2015 edition of the waste report from the federal spending oversight subcommittee which paul chairs highlights over 30 examples of wasteful spending, misplaced priorities, and bad. Giant joint, treadmill for fish highlight wastebook 2016. A specifically dedicated, independent commission with the charge to eliminate waste, cut programs that are outside the proper scope of the federal. We just need to fire them all in dc and start from scratch. Oct 24, 2014 plenty of lawmakers talk about rooting out government waste, but mr. The federal government spent huge taxpayer dollars to study the popularity of barbie dolls and how long a fish could exercise on a treadmill, according to a new report by a u. Giant joint, treadmill for fish highlight wastebook 2016 thehill. Citizens against government waste releases 2018 pig book. Consumer sentinel network data book for january december. Comptroller general gene dodaro, testify at a house oversight and government reform committee hearing on the government accountability offices 2016 duplication.
Some old schools, firehouses, offices, and more arent being used anymore, but the government still holds onto themabout 770,000 unused and underused buildings nationwide, as of 2016. But he further acknowledged, its out there and available so we applied for it. Saturday january 28th, 2017 posted by craig eyermann at 10. After the government accountability office reported that many of the documents the service sells to other government agencies are available online free of charge, mr. That is why i think every member of congress should issue their own version of wastebook so we can debate and set our national priorities. The checks and balances built into the federal government through the constitution almost guarantee inefficiency in how the government operates. Citizens against government wastes cagw 2019 congressional pig book exposes. Senator lankford releases federal fumbles govt waste. Federal government inefficiency the moderate voice. The federal government establishes a minimum price for sugar in the u. Citizens against government waste is a critic of government boondoggles. The nonprofit added that the average dollar amount for earmarks for fiscal year. Soaring government spending and trilliondollar budget deficits have brought fiscal responsibility and reducing government waste back onto the national agenda.1368 1480 675 227 458 919 304 265 1613 805 582 357 637 1175 158 116 1419 931 24 1338 1246 1128 914 861 48 638 964 248 53 1478 59 792 1474 245 1444 267 14