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  • Billions In Taxpayer Dollars Spent On ´Lyrical, Poetic´ Embassy Architecture Overseas

    07/09/2014 11:41:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jonathan Strong
    Under the Obama administration, embassy construction costs have exploded even while security – a major issue in the Benghazi scandal – has grown worse. Now we know why. A video released by the State Department in 2012 shows exhibits the philosophy behind a campaign begun under former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to build fancy buildings overseas to enhance the nation´s reputation. The video opens with a narrator explaining the “universally understood language of diplomacy” including “art, design and architecture” that “communicate our ideals...without speaking a word.” From there, a series of high-profile architects use embarrassingly flowery language to explain
  • Hours before delaying Obamacare, Sebelius spent $32 million on it

    07/03/2013 1:30:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Wahsington Examiner ^ | 7/3/13 | PAUL BEDARD |
    In the hours leading up to the administration's surprise decision Tuesday to delay implementation of Obamacare, the president's team gave no indication of the course reversal, in a way hiding it by spending $32 million on children's health care and announcing plans to expand the PR campaign. One example: three and a half hours before notifying the public of the change in a Treasury Department blog post, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius held a conference call with reporters to announce a $32 million spending program to enroll poor and immigrant kids into the Children's Health Insurance Program. "Every...
  • US House speaker: giving government more tax money like 'giving a cocaine addict more cocaine'

    09/20/2011 6:23:09 AM PDT · by xzins · 68 replies
    The Republic ^ | Sep 19, 555pm | Dan Sewell
    CINCINNATI — U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said Monday he agrees with President Barack Obama that everyone should pay their fair share of taxes, but that "class warfare" and higher taxes won't solve the nation's economic problems. The Ohio Republican spoke to a business group luncheon at the University of Cincinnati less than two hours after Obama detailed a deficit reduction plan that includes higher taxes for wealthy Americans. "I understand that it's easy to go out there and talk about taxing billionaires," Boehner said, but he said "class warfare isn't leadership" and the big need is to get people...
  • Unions spent $6.3 million to Lobby Against Walker Bill (WI)

    09/17/2011 9:43:27 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 16 replies
    JS Online ^ | September 15, 2011 | Scott Bauer
    Madison - The top four spenders on lobbying the Legislature during the first half of 2011 were labor unions fighting against Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to curb collective bargaining, a report released Thursday showed. The four unions spent $6.3 million in the first six months of the year, the Government Accountability Board reported. Walker introduced his plan in February and the Republican-controlled Legislature passed it in March. The unions helped organize rallies at the Capitol in protest over the bill that grew as large as 100,000 people. The debate, which captured the nation's attention, also spurred Democratic senators to leave...
  • Funny Video:Obama loves spending spending spending spending...

    05/25/2011 10:51:06 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 7 replies
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  • Poll: Americans Split on What to Cut from Government ( 77 percent : Cut Spending )

    01/15/2011 8:39:37 AM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 14, 2011 | Brian Montopoli
    CBS News poll finds that Americans strongly prefer cutting spending to raising taxes to reduce the federal deficit. While 77 percent prefer to cut spending, just nine percent call for raising taxes. Another nine percent want to do both.
  • Company spent past year helping install lines throughout Iraq (Troop Home Coming!)

    05/12/2006 7:27:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 374+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — Soldiers of the 69th Signal Company returned home after nearly a year in Iraq where they put in a number of communication infrastructures. The 142 men and women of the unit — most of whom are cable dogs, individuals who install communication lines — stepped off the charter aircraft at 8 p.m. Thursday, concluding a trip from Kuwait to Arizona. Waiting for the ramp to be put up to the plane, soldiers of the 11th Signal Brigade, to which the 69th belongs, were as anxious to see their fellow soldiers get off the commercial airliner as probably...
  • CA: Audit finds $3.8 million in election funds improperly spent (HAVA funds - ShmelleyGate)

    12/21/2005 12:29:23 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 278+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 12/21/05 | Jennifer Coleman - ap
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - More than $3.8 million in federal election money was spent improperly or without required documentation by former Secretary of State Kevin Shelley, federal auditors said in a report released Wednesday. The audit, commissioned by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, confirms an earlier state audit of Shelley's handling of money given to California under the Help America Vote Act. It examined spending through 2004. Auditors said about $3 million in spending lacked documentation, such as paying salaries for people who didn't submit time sheets, or was improperly awarded to consultants through no-bid contracts. The audit, conducted by the...
  • CLB-2 Marine enjoys time spent in Iraq

    12/20/2005 2:59:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 213+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Joel Abshier
    HADITHA, Iraq (Dec. 20, 2005) -- After ascending a narrow 45 degree-angled pathway, hundreds of feet above the ground, to the top of the Haditha Dam in Iraq, Cpl. Nicholas J. Essenmacher stops and points to a town on the curve of the horizon where he and his Marines will be moving to the following day. For Essenmacher, a load master with Transportation Support Company, Combat Logistics Battalion-2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward), being anywhere else in the world just wouldn’t seem right. “As crazy as it may sound I like being here,” said the Harbor Beach, Mich., native. “If...
  • U.S. probes if Syria spent Iraq oil profit

    07/26/2005 6:09:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 487+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/26/05 | Nick Wadhams - AP
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Syria misspent more than $500 million in Iraqi oil money left over in its central bank after a three-year stretch of doing business with Baghdad in defiance of U.N. sanctions, U.S. investigators claimed in documents obtained Tuesday. A House of Representatives subcommittee is questioning if the money, deposited in two accounts at Syria's Central Bank, was later used to finance attacks in Iraq. The United States has repeatedly claimed that insurgents used the bank to launder cash. The documents were to be the focus of a Wednesday hearing by the subcommittee, on the Middle East and...
  • CA: Biowasteful spending? DHS can't say how it spent $100 million

    01/27/2005 3:40:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 488+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 1/27/05 | Op/Ed
    California politicians love to gripe about how the state gets shorted by the federal government. Those complaints sound peculiar against the background of some recent news. Over the last three years, the state Department of Health Services has received about $100 million in federal funds to fight bioterrorism, and officials there can't seem to account for it. Where has the money gone? DHS officials can't seem to say. Department officials were unable to provide Bee science writer Edie Lau last week with a detailed breakdown of how the $100 million was spent. And this comes after two recent reports that...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 728 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • More Questions About Kerry Vietnam Service

    08/26/2004 7:02:17 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 9 replies · 1,277+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | August 26, 2004 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    As Democratic hopeful John Kerry whines about the Swift Boat Veterans questioning his Vietnam “war service,” more revelations have surfaced which challenge the legitimacy of his first Purple Heart. The Senator claims that that medal was received because of enemy fire he took, but his own personal diary contradicts that assertion. While the Senator’s supporters tried unsuccessfully to portray President Bush as being “AWOL” during the Vietnam War, they won’t address the fact that Kerry tried to defer his military service at that time for 12 months. And what would Kerry and his friends say about the fact that his...
  • Spend it, bank told me after £47,000 error

    01/27/2003 5:52:27 PM PST · by MadIvan · 18 replies · 562+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | January 28, 2003 | Stewart Payne
    A woman who repeatedly told her bank it had wrongly credited her with £47,000 was threatened with imprisonment when she took its advice and spent the money. Linda Parish said yesterday that although she was relieved that the charges against her had been dropped, the bank was now demanding she pay £25,000 costs and interest for its own mistake. A judge ordered the criminal case to be thrown out after the prosecution said it was no longer proceeding with a charge of theft. Nigel Daly, her barrister, told Judge Stanley Spence at Reading Crown Court: "My recollection of the Monopoly...
  • The Dirty Little Secret

    11/02/2002 8:59:53 AM PST · by WaterDragon · 29 replies · 510+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | November 1, 2002 | Larry Leonard
    There's nothing risky about putting money in the bank. Let’s say that you aren’t a longshoreman who makes $150,000 a year for keeping track of the numbers on the containers unloaded or loaded by the big cranes at the docks. Let’s say, instead, that you work at a machine shop, running a lathe. You started doing that back in 1963 when you finished your hitch in the Air Force. Over the years, your salary has increased because you got raises for being more experienced at what you do, and raises just to keep up with inflation. You began at four...
  • How Does Uncle Sam Plan to Spend Your Federal Tax Dollar in 2003?

    06/23/2002 1:10:18 PM PDT · by vannrox · 3 replies · 1,290+ views
    Tax Foundation ^ | 1st Qtr 2002 | Editorial Staff
    How Does Uncle Sam (Tentatively) Plan to Spend Your Federal Tax Dollar in FY 2003? How does President Bush propose to spend your federal tax dollar in FY2003? Despite the increased spending on defense compared to last year's budget, it still pales in comparison to what the nation devoted to national defense in decades past. “Mandatory” spending on Social Security, health care and income security still takes the lion's share of the federal tax dollar as illustrated in the Tax Foundation’s annual comparison. Assuming that Congress makes no dramatic changes in the President’s FY2003 Budget, 59¢ out of every...
  • After a 'Dirty Bomb' Explodes

    06/11/2002 6:56:06 AM PDT · by vannrox · 19 replies · 649+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 11, 2002 | Editorial Staff
    After a 'Dirty Bomb' Explodes he age of terrorism is forcing all of us to learn a whole new vocabulary that describes potential threats and their consequences, if for no other reason than to calibrate how terrified we should be as each new menace emerges. The latest worry came yesterday with the revelation by Attorney General John Ashcroft that an American terrorist associated with Al Qaeda has been planning to explode a radiation-laced "dirty bomb" in the United States. We can fervently hope that no such weapon is ever exploded here. But should one ever be detonated, it is important...