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Department of Homeland Security Outsources National Security

You have to wonder if Bush, Chertoff and Rice really understand which homeland they are suppose to secure. Obviously, putting the responsibility of digitally fingerprinting all exiting foreign passengers falls on the airline and shipping industry; who will then hire contractors to to do the U.S. Government’s job? The Bush administration has hit […]

Your $300 – $1,200 Economic Stimulus Payment Cost $767 Million

 

GAO-08-620T Testimony:

IRS estimated that the costs of implementing the economic stimulus legislation may be up to a total of $767 million—including a $202 million supplemental appropriation. In addition to the supplemental appropriation, IRS is reallocating hundreds of collections staff to answering taxpayer telephone calls, resulting in up to $565 […]

Your Tax Dollars Purchased iPods, Internet Dating, Women’s Lingerie…

Most Americans are scrapping to get by, however, some federal employees are having tons of fun with government credit cards, spending our tax dollars. Money that was suppose to be spent on infrastructure, education and homeland security, government employees thought that buying womans’ lingerie, internet dating, computers and iPods was more important.

While […]

FEMA = Failure, Excess, Mismanagement, Arrogance

 

GAO Hands FEMA Another Katrina Blow

FEMA officials must be wondering if Hurricane Katrina will ever blow over. Now, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports that FEMA lost another $30 million taxpayer dollars through “ineffective oversight” of contracts to maintain and deactivate those mobile homes and travel trailers […]

GAO Report: Bomb Parts Pass Airport Security

It not surprising that the GAO found significant problems with airport security; as Bush continues to veto domestic spending bills and cut funding for federal programs, America is spiraling into disrepair. The pay scale and minimum qualification for TSA employees are pitiful. Poor training and job performance reveal the quality of work, money […]

Dole Shalala Recommendations Stuck In Bureaucracy

It didn’t take much brain bending to figure out that the Dole-Shalala report on Walter Reed would get bogged down in Washington BS. Year after year, Washington can’t get anything done when it comes to our veterans. While the military services and the VA argue about whose reporting is better; injured veterans continue […]

Big Surprise; Military Cherry Picks Information

As this administration and the military leaders become completely covered in their mounting lies and BS, I constantly hear this little voice in my head. It’s the voice of Gomer Pyle, repeating in his annoying tone “surprise, surprise, surprise.” Of course it’s with much sarcasm when I hear this.

The closer we get […]

We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Accountability!

WASHINGTON (CNN) — A just-released report slams the federal government for failing to coordinate the work of U.S. law enforcement agencies overseas to fight terrorism.

The Government Accountability Office found that in one country a lack of clarity about the roles and responsibilities of the FBI and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency […]

There We Go Playing Politics Again!

Thanks to By Scott Higham and Robert O’Harrow Jr. Washington Post Staff Writers, 5/25/07

Excerpts:

The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee yesterday asked General Services Administration chief Lurita Alexis Doan to testify about allegations that she made “misleading and false” statements to an independent investigative agency.

Rep. […]