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  • London Islamist Killer Lived Off of Taxpayer Dime

    06/10/2017 4:17:05 AM PDT · by davikkm · 7 replies
    Khuram Butt, Rachid Redouane and a third Islamic terrorist plowed over people in a rented van before entering Borough Market and stabbing multiple victims in London on Saturday, June 3rd. The terrorists casually walked into Borough Market and began stabbing innocent pedestrians to death. Now this… Ringleader Khuram Butt was living off the taxpayer dime. British Islamist leader Anjem Choudary told his followers in February 2013 to use their welfare checks to fund the jihad.
  • Professor awarded taxpayer-funded grant to research 'microaggressions'

    05/22/2017 7:45:52 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 19 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | 5/22/2017 | Fox News
    The National Science Foundation awarded over $200,000 in taxpayer dollars to a professor who plans to research microaggressions. First reported by The Daily Caller, Mary Atwater, a professor of science and mathematics education at the University of Georgia, received $229,061 to study the implications of microaggressions and look at minority participation in science and math, according to a statement from the University of Georgia.
  • EDITORIAL: State retirement system will mount another appeal with taxpayer cash

    02/05/2017 1:41:19 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 1 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 02/04/2017 | Las Vegas Review-Journal
    It’s long past time for the Nevada Supreme Court to send a clear message to the folks running the state public pension system. Last week, attorneys for the Public Employee Retirement System announced they will appeal a District Court ruling that brushed aside the agency’s effort to withhold information from the taxpayers who support the pension fund. It’s just the latest gambit in the system’s six-year effort to delay, impede and obfuscate when it comes to lawful court orders. On at least four occasions, agency arguments that retiree pension payouts should be confidential have failed in court. Yet rather than...
  • Hawaii Bound and Down

    12/17/2016 5:49:31 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 40 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-17-2016 | MOTUS
    The Obama family has landed. In Hawaii. For their last tax-payer funded Winter Holiday (whoops! trigger warning!)The Won with Wee Won 1The entire Happy FamilyPerhaps a little vacation - well okay, you and I might consider 17 days in paradise a really BIG vacation, butt a little perspective here, people! – will renew their HOPE.And the best part about this year’s vacation: when they return they’ll only have 15 days left in the White House. That will renew our HOPE! for CHANGE!So as we all go about our Christmas shopping/baking/tree trimming/chores here’s a little something to make the time fly...
  • Bill Clinton Paid To Install Hillary’s Private Server With Taxpayer Money

    09/01/2016 8:09:16 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 27 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1 Sep 2016
    Former president Bill Clinton used taxpayer funds from cash provided to him as an ex-president to pay for employees to set up the family’s private email server, according to a new report from Politico. Clinton drew money from the General Services account to pay part of his aide Justin Cooper’s salary — the same person who helped set up a private email server in Clinton’s home. It goes deeper. Clinton used taxpayer funds to boost the salaries of ten different Clinton loyalists, despite his growing wealth from delivering paid speeches. The funds were also used to purchase equipment for the...
  • While Muslims Are Getting Taxpayer Funded Mosques... (tr)

    08/05/2016 10:12:31 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 6 replies
    http://shoebat.com ^ | 08/05/2016 | Andrew Bieszad
    According to a report of the French senate, 2.800 churches across the country, many of them centuries old, will be demolished as restoration costs exceed the cost of demolitions over the next years. This church, Église Saint-Jacques d’Abbeville, a Neo-Gothic masterpiece in Abbeville, Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie dating back to 1868, was demolished for a total cost of 350,000€ in 2013. The reasoning: It was much cheaper to demolish it than it would cost to restore. As the number of Frenchmen in France continues to decline due to record-low birth rates, high emigration and Muslim immigration, so do the members of catholic faith,...
  • Democratic Platform Calls For Taxpayer-Funded Abortions

    06/27/2016 4:28:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/27/16 | Peter Hasson
    Unlike any previous major party platform, the final draft of the 2016 Democratic platform explicitly calls for the repeal of the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the use of federal funds for abortion except in cases of rape, incest and the life of the mother. A press release from the Democratic Party on Saturday proudly announced, “The platform goes further than previous Democratic platforms on women’s reproductive rights. It champions Planned Parenthood health centers and commits to push back on all Republican efforts to defund it.” "The platform also vows to oppose, and seek to overturn, all federal and state laws that impede a...
  • Report:Taxpayer Cost for Each Illegal Unaccompanied Child Budgeted at $17,613 & Statistics Video

    05/05/2016 7:54:45 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 2 2016 | CAROLINE MAY
    As the influx of unaccompanied illegal immigrant minors from Central America has increased, so too has the cost to assist each migrant, according to a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies. CIS reveals that the cost per “unaccompanied alien child” has more than doubled since FY 2010, when the cost per UAC was $8,217. CIS projects that the cost in FY 2017 will reach $17,613. CIS senior researcher Nayla Rush, the author of the report, reached the cost per UAC by looking at the total budget requests for UACs in FY 2017 and the number of UACs expected...
  • Maine Food Stamp Work Requirement Cuts Non-Parent Caseload by 80 Percent

    02/15/2016 6:48:43 PM PST · by grimalkin · 30 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | 1/15/16 | By Robert Rector, Rachel Sheffield and Kevin D. Dayaratna, Ph.D.
    Growth in the food stamp caseload occurred particularly rapidly among able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs). These are work-capable adults between the ages of 18 and 49 who do not have children or other dependents to support. The ABAWD food stamp caseload grew by nearly 150 percent between 2008 and 2014 and has risen from nearly 2 million recipients in 2008 to around 5 million today. In response to the growth in food stamp dependence, Maine's Governor, Paul LePage, recently established work requirements on ABAWD recipients. In Maine, all ABAWDs in the food stamp program are now required to take a...
  • A new taxpayer bailout to cover up ObamaCare’s failure? (Make Pelosi pay for it all?)

    11/22/2015 11:44:55 AM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/20/15 | Betsy McCaughey
    How dare the Obama administration bail out insurance companies with our money in order to hide ObamaCare's failures. Thursday, just hours after giant insurer UnitedHealthcare said it's losing money selling ObamaCare plans and will likely exit the health exchanges next year, the Obama administration quietly promised to bail out insurers for their losses - using your money. Nearly all insurers are bleeding red ink trying to sell the unworkable plans. Without a bailout, more insurers will abandon ObamaCare, pushing it closer to its demise. A bailout would benefit insurers and the Democratic Party, which is desperate to cover up the...
  • Taxpayer bill to resettle 35,000 Mideast refugees: $2.3 billion

    11/05/2015 6:49:44 AM PST · by amorphous · 13 replies
    WND ^ | 5 Nov 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    It costs U.S. taxpayers nearly $65,000 to resettle one Middle Eastern refugee over the first five years, which is 12 times what it would cost to care for that same refugee in a neighboring country in the region, according to a new study. The Center for Immigration Studies cites “heavy welfare use” as the main reason why refugees are so costly to resettle. This flies in the face of oft-quoted comments by U.S. mayors who claim refugees add to their tax base and promote economic growth, making for a more “culturally diverse” and “economically resilient” city. The CIS study indicates...
  • Allegheny Co. public works supervisor accused of stealing 11,000 lbs. of aluminum

    11/03/2015 8:04:15 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 24 replies
    WPXI.com ^ | Nov. 2, 2015 | uncredited
    ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PA - Channel 11's Joe Holden confirmed Monday that a regional maintenance supervisor for Allegheny County Region 1 has been charged with theft and receiving stolen property. According to the criminal complaint, James Schrott is accused of stealing more than 11,000 pounds of aluminum signs. County police said the signage is valued at more than $21,000. Schrott has been suspended without pay, a county spokeswoman said. The criminal complaint named Steven Beswick as Schrott's accomplice. According to arrest papers, county workers set up a sting and were able to track the aluminum to a local scrap yard. Investigators...
  • HUD backs $9.5 million loan on property valued at $3.8 million

    10/27/2015 10:08:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Watchdog ^ | October 27, 2015 | Arthur Kane
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Department of Housing and Urban Development provided a $9.4 million loan guarantee to renovate an apartment complex here eight months after the owner convinced the county to value the complex at just $3.8 million, a Watchdog.org investigation found. The loan for Apollo Village Apartments defaulted and the property was foreclosed on in 2012 with HUD losing as much as $4.5 million on the deal, public trustee records show. Pete Sepp, president of the National Union of Taxpayers, said these government programs put a substantial amount of taxpayer money at risk and should be eliminated. ......
  • NFL owners sack taxpayers, line own pockets

    09/22/2015 12:37:10 PM PDT · by oh8eleven · 22 replies
    The Wahington Times ^ | 21 September 2015 | Drew Johnson
    The winners are the NFL’s 32 team owners, who managed to scam taxpayers out of $7 billion over the last 20 years to subsidize stadium construction and renovation schemes, according to a new report by the Taxpayers Protection Alliance. That leaves taxpayers as the losers, forced to fork over their hard-earned money in a perverse corporate welfare scheme that amounts to welfare for billionaires.
  • Meet Solyndra 2.0: This US-Taxpayer-Subsidized Spanish "Renewables" Firm Is Collapsing

    08/04/2015 9:00:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/04/2015 | Tyler Durden
    News that bonds and stocks of Abengoa SA - the Spanish renewable-energy company - plunged after a plan to shore up capital failed to reassure investors that it can stop burning cash is likely to have passed many by. But coming just one day after President Obama unleashed his Clean Power Plan, the fact that the company - that is now facing significant liquidity concerns - received over $230 million in US taxpayer subsidies in 2014 - despite two ongoing federal investigations - may raise an eyebrow or two as images of Solyndra's government-sponsored farce come to mind... as...
  • Audit finds 22 of 23 taxpayer-backed ObamaCare co-ops lost money in 2014

    07/30/2015 8:54:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 30, 2015
    Under resident Barack Obama's overhaul, taxpayers provided $2.4 billion in loans to get the co-ops going, but only one out of 23 -- the one in Maine -- made money last year ... Another one, the Iowa/Nebraska co-op, was shut down by regulators over financial concerns. The audit by the Health and Human Services inspector general's office also found that 13 of the 23 lagged far behind their 2014 enrollment projections. The probe raised concerns about whether federal loans will be repaid, and ... Just last week, the Louisiana Health Cooperative announced it would cease offering coverage next year
  • Growing tax burden will push people out of Cook County and Chicago

    07/17/2015 8:53:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Illinois Policy ^ | July 15, 2015 | Ted Dabrowski
    City officials are pushing property-tax hikes, sales-tax hikes, and even a commuter tax and financial-transaction tax. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s wish for a $474 million sales-tax increase to help pay for the county’s growing pension debt has been granted. The hike pushes the sales-tax rate back up to 10.25 percent in Chicago – the same as it was when Preckwinkle took office in 2010. And that’s not the only new tax residents have to face. Preckwinkle is just the latest local leader to usher in a tax increase. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel created a new tax earlier this...
  • Reality Check: Trip To Pluto Cost Less Than Vikings' Stadium

    07/16/2015 12:14:27 PM PDT · by Colonel_Flagg · 32 replies
    WCCO-TV ^ | July 15, 2015 6:39 PM | Pat Kessler
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — NASA scientists and planet lovers everywhere are cheering the Pluto space probe, which is now sending images of the dwarf planet back to Earth. The cost of the 10-year voyage is raising eyebrows, but not for the reasons you might think. (snip) The edge-of-the-solar-system breakthrough cost $720 million. That’s less than the cost of the $1 billion Vikings stadium. And less than half the $1.7 billion price tag of the Southwest Rail Project.
  • Chinese-owned NH solar project costs ratepayers $1.22M

    06/16/2015 6:05:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Watchdog ^ | June 16, 2015 | Tori Richards
    New Hampshire utility ratepayers will pay a Taiwanese company $1.22 million to build the state’s largest solar installation so that a small town can save about $500,000 in power costs over the life of the project. Taiwan’s Walsin Lihwa, parent company of Borrego Solar, will use Chinese-made solar panels in the 3.5-acre project, which is supposed to be finished in July. It will supply power to several municipal buildings in the area but only some of the time: the town of Peterborough (population: 6,284) gets only 197 sunny days per year. “What a great project,” deadpanned David Kreutzer, a senior...
  • This Taxpayer-Funded Video Tribute to Eric Holder Brought to You by the DOJ

    05/09/2015 10:30:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/08/2015 | by HANS A. VON SPAKOVSKY & JOHN FUND
    When Attorney General Eric Holder’s reign at the Justice Department ended earlier this month, readers of National Review probably hoped it would mean the end of stories about Holder’s seemingly inexhaustible misbehavior and legal shenanigans. But apparently he could not leave without one last abuse of taxpayer funds. Holder is the only attorney general in history to be held in contempt of Congress. But that didn’t stop the Justice Department from releasing a nine-minute paean to him, which paints him as a cross between Martin Luther King Jr. and Mother Theresa. It’s entitled “Attorney General Eric Holder: The People’s Lawyer.”...