Data made public by the government watchdog group OpenTheBooks.com shows that the Environmental Protection Agency has no problem using millions and millions of taxpayer dollars to purchase things made out of the very trees they vow to protect.
The examples are astounding and caught the attention of The Washington Times, who awarded the EPA their Golden Hammer award this week for abusive government spending. For instance, a drawer that simply holds pencils was purchased for $813.57. (Wal-Mart sells them online for $10, as the Times points out, but apparently the government doesn't have Internet access.)
In total, $92.4 million has been spent over the last ten years to purchase top-quality hickory chairs and tables, plus the moving and storing of said items. And they're not shopping at stores where everyday Americans shop, but contracting high-end retailers like Herman Miller and Knoll to have access to their expensive and museum-quality furnishings.
A very wise women once said, "The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money."
As socialist Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders continues to rise in the polls against Democrat Hillary Clinton, it's time to start taking a serious look at his policy proposals, their costs and their consequences.
According to an analysis done by the Wall Street Journal, Sanders' endless government based proposals would cost a whopping (and highly unsustainable) $18 trillion. read more
Pro-immigration activists have used every trick in the book to make it seem as though immigration forms some kind of American economic backbone, but a new study shows that immigrants of both the legal and illegal varieties are actually a drain on the nation's public safety net.
The Center for Immigration Studies released a report Wednesday with some discouraging statistics for anyone who supports an open-borders policy. Using numbers from the Census Bureau, the study found that 51% of immigrant households were using some form of welfare. This is far higher than the native-born rate, which stands at 30%, and it includes Medicaid benefits, food stamps, reduced-price school lunches, and housing assistance. For immigrant households with children, that figure goes up to a stunning 76%.
In a major blow for the Hillary Clinton campaign, a second intelligence review of two of the emails received on Clinton's unsecured private account confirmed that they indeed contained "Top Secret" material that was classified at the time it was sent. The Clinton camp responded by blaming "bureaucratic infighting among the intelligence community" for the investigation's findings.
The special review determined that the two emails were indeed classified when they were first sent to the former secretary of state in 2009 and 2011, undermining Clinton's claim that the only classified material was deemed so after the fact.
The Donald trumps every major Democrat possibly running for president, according to a new nationwide poll that shows him with potentially record-breaking support among black voters.
The SurveyUSA poll showed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump defeating Democrats Hillary Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-VT, and former Vice President Al Gore in head-to-head matchups. According to the survey:
Trump beats Clinton 45 percent 40 percent, with an 18 point lead among seniors.
Trump beats Sanders 44 percent 40 percent, with a 10 percent lead among independents.
Trump beats Biden 44 percent 42 percent, and has a 10 percent lead among the best educated voters.
Trump beats Gore 44 percent 41 percent, with a 12 percent lead among men and an 18 percent lead among voters over 50. read more