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National Parks Service Still Acquiring New Land Post Sequester

Ask your congress critter why the National Parks Service and Department of the Interior are crying in their sequester boo-hoo towel while simultaneously spending even more money to expand the system and the costs required to maintain it. Sen. Tom Coburn says there’s “no shortage of potential savings,” pointing out that the department is nevertheless spending millions on …

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The Waste List

Courtesy of Twitter and the NRCC, we have a list of government spending defined as waste.  There is wasted regulatory spending, and then the plain old “why is the government paying for that” waste. Examples? Video game programs and studies.  Audit programs that cost more than they save. Sculpture gardens.  How about cash innovation awards …

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Can They See Your Closed Airport Tower From There?

The Obama daughters are vacationing in the Bahama’s this week, complete with friends,  Secret Service, and court followers aplenty.    Last month Michelle lead an entourage that included both daughters on a Presidents day ski-weekend in Aspen, complete with private all-day lessons, Secret service and court followers as well.  (Mister Obama was busy playing golf with Tiger Woods, and the other entourage of …

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The Sequestrians Are Coming!

“For every credibility gap there is a gullibility gap.”  —Richard Cobden Alexander Fraser Tytler, Lord Woodhouselee in the 1700’s on discussing democracy opined, “A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent  form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they …

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Agricultural Statistics Trump Safe Landing Fields

        One can hardly believe it.  In the bazillions of dollars the US Senate’s “continuing resolution” wants to confiscate just to keep the joint open through September, one finds this gem early on: “In the Senate of the United States, March 20, 2013. Resolved, That the bill from the House of Representatives (H.R. 933) …

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When “Government Does Not Work”….to Eliminate “Government” That Does not Work.

The non-partisan US Inspectors General have recommended spending reforms to Executive branch agencies that would reduce waste, fraud, and abuse.  The House Oversight committee has jurisdiction over the IG’s and on March 5, released a report relating to the issue, going back to 2001. There are now close to 17,000 unimplemented recommendations, over 6000 of them added since 2009. …

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Shea-Porter Promotes Air Traffic Controller Sequester Scare But Ignores FAA Waste on One-Percenters

Democrat Carol Shea-Porter, the Democrat parties “narrative mule” for congressional district one in New Hampshire, has a link on her official “I’m Your Congresswoman!”  Facebook page.   Shea-Porter’s status update simply says “Control towers at airports such as Manchester’s could be left unstaffed by budget cuts.” Unstaffed!  Holy Air traffic controller-less tower Batman! The link provided with this ‘news’ leads to a …

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From the Edge of Sequestration – Mopping Up Another Obama Lie

Obama lies a lot, or…he is about as well informed as Carol Shea-Porter. Obama: “Starting tomorrow, everybody here, cleaning the floors at the Capitol. They’re going to have less pay. The janitors, the security guards. They just got a pay cut. They’ve got to figure out how to manage that. That’s real.” Architect of the …

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