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EPA Discovers Water Flows Downhill

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Only the Obama administration, with it’s special kind of incompetence, could turn a mine that’s been closed for 92 years into an environmental disaster today. That’s exactly what happened when the Keystone Regulators at the Environmental “Protection” Agency decided to dig into a dam holding back dangerously polluted water at the Gold King mine. According to the incomparable Paul Driessen, ...

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Solyndra Lives On–As Modern Art

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Remember Solyndra? Shortly after taking more than $500MILLION taxpayer dollars (approved by Team Obama) they filed for bankruptcy? All that taxpayer money down the drain because nobody bought the company and few showed up for the bankruptcy auction. End of story? No. Following the auction in January remaining employees were spotted trashing crate upon crate of the glass tubes used ...

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Wasting Taxpayer Dollars

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In 1982, President Reagan directed the Grace Commission to “work like tireless bloodhounds to root out government inefficiency and waste of tax dollars.” Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) is the legacy of the Grace Commission with a mission to eliminate waste, mismanagement, and inefficiency in the federal government. The following video is an interview with CAGW President, Tom Schatz who ...

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Obama’s Litany of Wasteful Spending Continues

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The Washington Free Beacon reported that the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has obtained new emails that show direct involvement between the White House and the Department of Energy over its disastrous green energy loan program. “Department of Energy’s credibility is thin, and I’m currently trying to put off communications with people on the Hill,” Brightsource CEO John ...

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Senator Rubio Rips Pork-Laden Omnibus Bill

Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fl) voted against H.R. 2055, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012, which passed the U.S. Senate on Saturday, Dec. 18th, 2011 in an attempt to avoid a government shutdown once again. The last minute deal was necessary due to the gridlock in the U.S. Senate where Majority Leader Harry Reid has refused to allow votes on the ...

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Senator John McCain Blasts Big Government Grifters Taxpayer Abuse

A grifter is defined by urbandictionary.com as a: someone who swindles you through deception or fraud, and b: a grifter is an expert in illicit acquisition of goods or services through various methods of over confident flim-flammery and fast talking. Apparently several members of Congress today fit both definitions of the term grifter, as outlined above. Senator John McCain took ...

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Government Purchases Snow Cone Machines To Aid In The Fight Against Terror

Watch the latest video at <a href=”http://video.foxbusiness.com”>video.foxbusiness.com</a>Neil Cavuto, on Fox Business, discusses the Government’s $12K purchase for 13 snow cone machines and how it’s indicative of a larger spending problem.

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High-Speed Rail Rip-off in Liberal La-La Land

Source: Getty Images      Pictured at left is Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. This is the man who tried to help force the high-speed rail boondoggle onto the citizens of Florida after we voted down a tax for it, and our Governor, Rick Scott turned down the Federal funds dangled in front of  him for this scam. Governor Scott sited bloated ...

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2011 Budget “Deal” Means “Historic” Deficit Spending to Continue

The first headline I encountered at 4 am about the government shutdown soap opera that we have been inunindated with for weeks now, is truly puzzling. From FoxNews.com;  ‘Historic’ Deal Made to Avoid Closure .  It might just be time to sign FoxNews up as head of promotions for Obama’s 2012 Continuing to trash America Re-election campaign by the looks of things ...

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Fannie and Freddie Fatcats Still Raking in Taxpayer Dollars. $35M in Bonuses

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac executives raked in over $35 million dollars in bonuses while sucking another $153 BILLION dollars out of taxpayers for being nothing more than an epic failure. A report issued Thursday by the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s Office of the Inspector General shed some light on the following payoffs for incompetence, ineptitude or just plain theft ...

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Mafia-Style Stealth Taxation Without Representation: Meet the VMT

   CBO issues report saying that a new Vehicle Mileage Tax, (VMT) is needed to increase funding for our transportation infastructure to offset a shortage of highway maintenance funding.        The picture to the left reminds me of a snapshot taken during the shooting of the Godfather movie, where all the made men are getting their marching orders from the ...

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Budgetary Boondoggle: Round 6

         In an article posted here at CDN on Feb. 14th titled, “Upcoming Budget: Nowhere to Run*,  I explained how I could see that our current Congress would not be able to even come close to passing a responsible budget for 2011 fiscal year. Looking at today’s news headlines, this budget boondoggle is following along exactly as I stated it ...

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Here are Your Hope N Change Numbers after 2 years: You do the math.

  I recently recieved an email today that pretty much sums up our country’s status in one simple chart. (Special thanks to my brother Bernie for the email)    After two years of Obama…     January 2009 TODAY % chg Source Avg. retail price/gallon gas in U.S. $1.83 $3.104 69.6% 1 Crude oil, European Brent (barrel) $43.48 $99.02 127.7% ...

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