An amusing meme has popped up on the right, opposing the state education aid bill that passed last week: It's not just bad policy from big-spending Washington liberals -- it's a criminal enterprise!
JBS CEO Art Thompson offers an analysis of the week’s news, discussing how Hillary Clinton’s announcement of the U.S. sending $7.5 billion foreign aid to Pakistan is part of the Insiders’ plan to drain the American people and bankrupt the economy. He
“Top Secret America”—the sprawling, often dysfunctional surveillance-industrial complex that has ballooned into a $75 billion cash cow for private contractors since the 9/11 attacks. It was a disturbing portrait of chaos and inefficiency in the secto
Federal investigators have identified several dozen Pentagon officials and contractors with high-level security clearances who allegedly purchased and downloaded child pornography, including an undisclosed number who used their government computers t
The total federal budget for the 2011 fiscal year, which has to be voted by Congress by this Oct. 1, looks to be about $3 trillion. Total military spending of $1.26 trillion includes the Pentagon budget request of $721 billion, plus an estimated $220
Barack Obama's crippling inheritance as President of the United States is the near-five-decade failure of the nation's political leadership to heed President Dwight D. Eisenhower's warning about the military-industrial complex.
A series of news reports have highlighted, in scandalous detail, how some financial regulators earning six-figure salaries were watching porn at work as Wall Street imploded. So did employees of the NSF and the Interior Department--who were supposed
Of the 158 retired generals and admirals identified as mentors, 80% had financial ties to defense contractors, including 29 who were full-time executives of defense companies. The retired officers have not been subject to the ethics rules. . .
The 2010 edition of “Federal Spending by the Numbers” shows spending and deficits continuing to grow at a pace not seen since World War II. Washington will spend $30,543 per household in 2010—$5,000 per household more than just two years ago.
The portrait of Rumseld, which the former secretary reportedly paid for himself, will hang in the Department of Defense alongside those of his predecessors as a tribute to the former Secretary's role in the Bush administration.
Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn says we cannot afford guns and butter. Do we fund the weapons or the troops who use them? One thing is certain: no one is going to be happy. Last week Lynn confirmed what Robert Gates said: Major cuts are comi
The spending is part of at least $500 million that has transformed what was once a sun-beaten and forgotten Caribbean base into one of the most secure military and prison installations in the world. That does not included construction bonuses, which
Nearly 50 years after Eisenhower famously warned Americans about the military-industrial complex, it still manages to hold its few critics at bay, to thwart the designs of budget-cutters and to exert a peculiar pull on the American popular imaginatio
The world is spending considerably more than a trillion $ each year on the military (it was about $1.5 trillion in 2008). The US is responsible for nearly half of this total. Can we stop the global military-industrial complex before it eats us all?
If Republicans are serious about reining in our out-of-control federal spending, they ought to start with the spending item that takes up 56 percent of our discretionary spending -- defense.
George Bush's, as well as Barack Obama's, Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, has identified a free-spending governmental agency that will have to be reined in if the United States is going to balance budgets and cut deficits. The agency? The DOD!
A rough extrapolation of regulation growth against 2004 calculations give a rough estimate of $1.187 TRILLION for 2009 that businesses and individuals paid to comply with government regulations. Be sure to scan the full report at cei.orgEntered By: Trouser Chili
On a day when many Americans will be reflecting upon how they can reduce their impact on the environment, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will board separate jets in Washington on Earth Day morning to fly 250 miles up the east coa
DOD agreed to pay the megacontractor KBR $5 million a year to repair tactical vehicles, at Joint Base Balad, a large airfield and supply center north of Baghdad. What the military got was as many as 144 civilian mechanics, each doing as little as 43
Obama declared as “untouchable” the Pentagon budget of $1.5 trillion (including hidden costs in other government branches), which dwarfs the rescue package for the financial oligarchs.
the mismanagement of the $7 billion spent on police training over the last 8 years, partly attributed to lax U.S. State Department oversight, has left the country of 33 million people with a strikingly ineffective and remarkably corrupt police force.
The "comprehensive immigration reform bill" has no name to speak of. This leads us to our conclusions about its experimental nature. Since we know biometrics (pictures and fingerprints) alone do not determine statehood, nationality or American citize
The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight - America has spent more than $6 billion since 2002 in an effort to create an effective Afghan police force, buying weapons and hiring defense contractors to train the recruits—but the program has been a disaster
Federal auditors on Monday put a stop to Army plans to award a $1 billion training program for Afghan police officers to the company formerly known as Blackwater, concluding that other companies were unfairly excluded from bidding on the job.
Hillary Rodham Clinton's State Department is spending $5.4 million to buy fine crystal stemware for American embassies -- but it won't give the US economy much of a boost. The contract was given to a tiny Washington, DC, interior designer, which i
Investigators looking into corruption involving reconstruction in Iraq say they have opened more than 50 new cases in six months by scrutinizing large cash transactions — involving banks, land deals, loan payments, casinos and even plastic surgery —
The projected cost of Lockheed Martin’s new Joint Strike Fighter has increased 60 to 90 percent in real terms since 2001 . . . Each F-35 had jumped to $80 million . . . from $50 million when Lockheed Martin was awarded the contract in 2001.
One American Argues Historical Lawsuit Against the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury For Unconstitutional Billion-Dollar AIG Bailouts - TODAY!
March 8 (Bloomberg) -- The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is trying to encourage public retirement funds that control more than $2 trillion to buy all or part of failed lenders, taking a more direct role in propping up the banking system, said peopl
The Pentagon pays an average of $400 to put a gallon of fuel into a combat vehicle or aircraft in Afghanistan. . . . The Marines in Afghanistan, for example, reportedly run through some 800,000 gallons of fuel a day.