Riffing on the various scandals plaguing the Obama administration, Jonah Goldberg hones in on one point that really isn’t getting enough play: the absolutely absurd “conferences” and “training sessions” that our federal agencies blow millions upon millions of dollars on. Writes Jonah:
The U.S. government spent $288 million on ammunition for the troubled Afghan National Police (ANP), according to a detailed quarterly report issued by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR).
Conservative groups are pushing the federal government to address waste before cutting services as part of the budget sequester that goes into effect today.
Rep. Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) raised the possibility of granting inspectors general greater enforcement powers at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Tuesday that examined ways to combat federal spending waste.
American inspectors have found that a $7.3 million security facility in Afghanistan remains largely unused and unkempt months after being turned over to Afghan security forces, raising further concerns about United States taxpayer waste in post-war Afghanistan.
Special agents tasked with protecting the Department of Energy (DOE) have blown the whistle on what they describe as a dangerous culture of “fraud, waste, and abuse” that includes drinking on the job, the mismanagement of weapons, the falsification of security reports, and “wasteful spending” that reaches all the way to the deputy secretary of energy.
Another government agency has been busted for holding a lavish conference on the taxpayer’s dime, the Washington Examiner reports.
Republican congressional candidates and outside groups have seized upon the opportunity to brand Democrats as tax hikers in the wake of Thursday’s Obamacare ruling.
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.
An Iowa teacher used federal funds to treat her colleagues to a meal at Hooters, EAGnews reports.