Public officials in the town of Brattleboro are considering building a government-owned internet network, in part, to protect so-called net neutrality.
Bureaucratic agencies have swollen in costs and powers in all areas of Vermonters’ lives: farms close, but the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets expands steadily. Schools are being closed, but administrative employees and costs increase relentlessly.
Even though we’re facing a more than $70 million budget gap, Vermont’s Democrat legislators want their own pay raised, and for you to foot the bill.
This month’s report found that the SSA issued $11.6 million in payments to a sampling of 149 beneficiaries and 4 representative payees who died in Puerto Rico from January 1992 through December 2016. Previous reports follow a similar pattern.
While the Trump administration is taking action to reduce food stamp fraud, the president’s critics are crying foul, and Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan is urging citizens to voice their opposition to coming changes in the program.
Taxpayer money supported a $10 million “Green Growth” initiative in Peru. More than $5.3 million of taxpayer money funded false claims for Superstorm Sandy in New York City, and $48 billion went toward improper Medicare payments.
More than $24 billion in loans given out by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) have defaulted, an OpenTheBooks.com analysis found.
Looking at projections by the Congressional Budget Office — Congress’ official federal scorekeeper — one sees that the federal budget is on a rapid collision course with out-of-control deficits.
“Federal funding is being poured into the nation’s richest colleges, the worst performing junior colleges, nontraditional colleges you didn’t know existed, for-profit schools, and more.”
A yogurt company, Chobani, has picked up the tab for unpaid school lunches in a Rhode Island school district. That’s a relief to the school district, but not one likely to be replicated elsewhere. A new report finds that it would take a whole lot of dairy to fix the waste in federal school meal programs nationwide.
While politicians debate expansive new government programs, even amid a worsening debt situation, fiscally prudent Americans may find some solace in alternative plans put forward to rein in our government’s bloated budget.