government waste

10 Of The Worst Ways Uncle Sam Wasted Your Money In 2015

Kathryn Watson, Daily Caller

While many Americans are making hopeful New Year’s resolutions for 2016, federal agency officials could focus on being more productive with the trillions of tax dollars they collect every year. There is no shortage of ways to do so. From solar-powered beer to President Barack Obama’s Hawaii vacation, here are the top 10 wasteful expenditures of 2015.

O Open Fraud-Ridden Benefits Programs to Illegals

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Obama's amnesty will make hundreds of thousands, maybe millions, of illegals eligible for fed. transfer payments. That'll be done mainly via the Earned Income Tax Credit & Additional Child Tax Credit (among the most fraud-ridden).

7 Scariest Uses of Your Tax Dollars in '14

Ben Howe, Daily Signal

“Only someone with too much of someone else’s money and not enough accountability for how it was being spent could come up some of these projects,” the Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) said when releasing the Wastebook.

Gov Waste: $2.5 Bill. in Back Pay for Shutdown Employees

Penny Starr, CNS News

“The White House estimates it cost $2 billion to provide back pay to federal employees ‘for services that could not be performed’ during the shutdown, is roughly $2.0 billion,” the Waste Book 2013 says. “Total compensation costs, including benefits, are about 30% larger, in the range of $2.5 billion.”

DOJ Paid to Incite Racial Ire

Matthew Vadum, American Spectator

DOJ employees are supposed to defuse heated situations but instead rioted over Martin's death.