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Obama Bails Out Boehner: Monster Spending Bill Passes House

Posted on December 12, 2014

President Barack Obama bailed out House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday night. After the House embarrassed Boehner by almost killing his 1,774-page $1.1 trillion cromnibus bill on a purely procedural vote earlier in the day, House Democrats pitched in to provide the votes to pass it. “My job tonight is to say thank you and […]

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Boondoggle on Mars Produces Zilch and Hype

Written by Gary North on December 10, 2014

American taxpayers are forced to spend billions of dollars on boondoggles sent to Mars because evolutionists figure that if they can just find signs of life on Mars, they can forever silence Christians and orthodox Jews, who annoy them. “Special creation? Not hardly!” This is why every report on Mars comes with an obligatory statement […]

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Your Share: FedGov Spends $29,000 a Year Per Household

Posted on December 9, 2014

Did you know that the National Institutes of Health spent $374,000 to find out if a puppet show would convince preschoolers to eat more vegetables? Or that the Department of Agriculture gave $50,000 to a business that packs and sells alpaca manure? Your tax dollars paid for it–and much more. In 2014, federal spending per […]

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The $5 Million Retired Cop

Written by Gary North on November 21, 2014

So, you think America’s local governments are not going to go bankrupt. Think again. When Bobby Deal retired from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office last month, he did so with the promise of a nest egg worth at least $4.9 million, a sum he’ll be paid over the next 25 years. Deal now earns nearly 50 […]

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IRS Thumbs Its Nose at Congress, Which Is Impotent

Written by Gary North on September 18, 2014

Congress is impotent. The IRS is revealing this as never before. It is saying, loud and clear, that Congress cannot do anything to Lois Lerner or any other IRS employee. Sorry; no emails. They went bye-bye into cyberspace. There are no digits. There is no smoking gun. But what about the NSA? Doesn’t the NSA […]

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No Free Federal Lunch Money ==> No Nanny Menus

Written by Gary North on August 11, 2014

It is happening all over the country. Public schools are pulling out of the federal lunch program. They are walking away from the subsidies. Why? Simple: the kids will not eat the federal lunches. They toss out the food. To get the subsidies, the districts must adopt the federal lunch menus. The kids then revolt. […]

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Money Up a Rat Hole: The “Space Fence” Boondoggle

Written by Gary North on May 9, 2014

Gravity was a popular movie. It was lots of fun, except for one thing: it’s going to happen. Statistically, it’s going to happen. The governments of the world have known this for over 35 years. Maybe you have heard of the tragedy of the commons. It’s where a valuable asset is not owned. There is […]

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$100K Study to Count How Many Birds Fly Into Rebuilt Minnesota Bridge

Posted on April 23, 2014

At the behest of the National Park Service (NPS), the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) is planning to spend $100,000 of federal highway funds on a study to count the number of birds that are killed flying into a rebuilt bridge over the Mississippi River. The study would “determine the effect of bridge size and […]

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