GONs only reach about a third of potential broadband consumers living in the municipalities that have built these networks. But all residents of said municipalities must foot the bill for these boondoggles, resulting in sky-high expenses for taxpayers.
The annual study gave New Hampshire rave reviews. The Granite State ranked No. 1 of all 50 states for taxpayer Return On Investment. Vermont came in 42nd.
It is quite demoralizing to honest taxpayers to constantly hear and read about how embezzlers can obtain $20,000 or $2 million illegally and get off tax-free.
What liberals fail to grasp is that governments are greedy, too, but their greed is more about power than money. And governments’ greed for power makes them no less inherently corrupt than corporations.
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.