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Fed conducts THIRD ‘probe’ of billions ‘missing’ from Iraq War funding

June 15, 2011

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The U.S. official in charge of the funds that flow into Iraq has confirmed that $6.7 Billion, ear-marked for Iraqi re-construction, is missing and likely stolen. And that the $6.7 Billion is part of a larger $27.2 Billion sent to Iraq in cash that is simply “unaccounted for.” According to CBS News, the inspector general […]

Two-faced Congress – R and D – blow tax dollars on self-indulgent, extravagant travel

June 13, 2011

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With America’s economy in the gutter, gas prices pinching wallets, jobs vanishing, and the national debt mounting, members of Congress proclaim that they “feel Americans’ pain” and are committed to cutting back. But that noble dedication to the public’s trust doesn’t apply to one of their favorite perks — globetrotting to expensive resort locations around […]

GOP rewards Homeland Security fraud, waste & abuse with a budget increase

June 2, 2011

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As it simultaneously screams about cutting funding for school lunches, and cutting funding for paramedics training, and cutting funding for heating oil for the elderly, and holding disaster aid hostage unless spending cuts are approved, the GOP-controlled U.S. House of Representatives today passed a $42.3 Billion spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security. The […]

Obama dances the presidential gas price two-step

April 22, 2011

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Have no fear about those skyrocketing gas prices! President Barack Obama has decided to launch yet another task force, joining his deficit commission, and his other deficit commission, and his other energy independence commission, and his national energy policy task force on energy efficiency, to get to the bottom of why gas prices have been […]

Sarah Palin profits from law she signed as governor

March 30, 2011

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Sarah Palin, Queen of Paychecks, has struck again. Now, I know you’ll be shocked by this. Gosh, I sure was. But it appears that the teabaggers’ darling, Sarah Palin, has somehow managed to find a way to make yet another personal profit. This time, it’s from a piece of Alaska state legislation that she personally […]

GOP seeks to slash to tsunami warning funding

March 25, 2011

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Do you ever get the felling that the problem with our “distinguished leaders” in Washington isn’t that they don’t *get* what the problems facing average Americans are; but they simply don’t *CARE* what the problems are? The official death toll in Japan from last week’s 8.9 earthquake and subsequent tsunami topped 10,035. And what “critical […]