Casino Kickback

Immigration bill contains pork for Vegas tourism
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The Senate’s immigration reform bill contains an odd piece of legislation that has little to do with securing the border or reforming the nation’s byzantine immigration process.

Brand USA Scandal Deepens

Govt. subsidized corporation had no clear mission, audit finds
Brand USA logo / AP

KTS Business Consulting’s recent audit of Brand USA—the government-subsidized corporation created by Congress to promote United States tourism that has been dogged by allegations of cronyism and waste—obtained by the Free Beacon shows a company without vision, motivation, or oversight.

Brand Exodus

Second Brand USA exec leaves company on heels of Senate report
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Another top executive has departed from Brand USA, a public-private corporation founded to promote U.S. tourism, in the wake of a congressional report detailing what its authors call waste and cronyism.

Brand WASTE

Report: Taxpayer-funded tourism board filled with waste, cronyism
Brand USA logo

The federal government’s latest taxpayer-funded effort to promote U.S. tourism is dogged by lavish spending, cronyism, and questionable accounting, according to a report released Thursday by two U.S. Senators.

Tarnished Brand

CEO of Obama Tourism Board Steps Down Ahead of Report Exposing Lavish Dance Parties, Tickets to Nationals Games, Free Rides on Amtrak

The partially taxpayer-funded corporation to promote tourism, Brand USA, has released an overdue annual report detailing lavish parties for some of the nation’s top tourism executives.

Senators Call for Probe of Brand USA

Federal funds may have been wasted on vacations, parties for Democratic donors

Several Republican Senators are launching a probe into Brand USA, a public-private corporation established by Congress to promote U.S. tourism accused by critics of being a slush-fund for Democratic boosters.

The Cronyism Board

Tourism board stacked with Obama cronies

The government-appointed board behind an aggressive overseas advertising campaign to promote tourism to the U.S. is little more than a corporate welfare program and a slush fund for wealthy Democratic donors, critics say.