Enhanced unemployment benefits may have helped many Americans weather the pandemic, but they've also attracted the interest of some modern-day Willie Suttons.
At a time when supply is constrained and time is of the essence, medical providers in many states are throwing precious doses away.
Meanwhile a privately owned campground nearby works to bring in business
Do you appreciate the incompetence, in-fighting, obstructionism, authoritarianism, and waste that you pay for?
As much as $1.4 billion might have been paid to deceased Americans. The IRS says that money must be returned.
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says that information is confidential. Government watchdogs say that excuse is bogus.
Spending nearly 14 times as much on the CDC as we did in 1987 did not, apparently, help the agency combat the biggest disease threat America has faced in a century.
New funding and new powers haven't made government bureaucracies more competent.
He has no colleagues or staff, but he's supposed to provide oversight on $454 billion in coronavirus spending—nearly equal to the annual budget for Medicare.
Baltimore County Admits It Hasn't Been Recycling Glass for 7 Years. It Still Encourages Residents to Recycle Glass.
When ritual is more important than reuse
D.C.'s Cash-strapped Public Transit Agency Didn't Know It Had Hundreds of $400 Gold Pins Sitting in Storage
A recent Inspector General's report found the agency had serious problems tracking and managing its inventory.
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health reportedly damaged monkeys' brains with acid before showing them pictures of fruit.
But at least they had enough tax dollars left over to buy a Bob Dylan-made sculpture for the U.S. embassy in Mozambique, and to get zebrafish addicted to nicotine in London.
Despite the failure, Pentagon officials are spinning the audit as a step in the right direction.
Rand Paul Says Feds Blew Millions Supporting Tunisian Political Parties, Subsidizing Pakistani Films, and More
No single spending item is going to solve America's $22 trillion national debt, but every little bit of wasteful spending makes the tough problems more difficult to solve.
Milton Friedman famously observed that "nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program." The rare demise of a government program, it seems, is temporary too.
Subway Planners Forgot To Include Wheelchair-Friendly Platforms in $21.7 Million Accessibility Project, Audit Finds
A damning new audit of New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority finds that subway improvement projects are plagued by delays and cost overruns.
A new report from Metro's Office of the Inspector General details the agency's waste when dealing with riders' waste.
Thomas Massie Catches Bipartisan Flak for Suggesting Congress Actually Vote on $19 Billion in Disaster Funding
Demanding that members of Congress be in town to vote on spending huge sums of money seems reasonable.
"When you bow to these woke scolds, they accept it as weakness."
Surprised? Yeah, neither are we.
Congress Bickers Over Spending $13 or $14 Billion on Disaster Relief. They Should Spend Closer to $0.
The squabbling over federal disaster assistance reveals the bipartisan nature of wasteful spending.
The Agricultural Research Service announced that it would no longer be using cats for research purposes.
Chalk it up to use-it-or-lose-it spending.
He brought out some fake bills to drive his point home.
$13.6 million might be a drop in the bucket. But this is still incredibly wasteful.
As it turns out, the 3D-printed solution costs 50 cents
That's quite a lot of money to prove your loyalty to a song. And why are we paying to send politicians to football games anyway?
Trump will "now be put to the test," Amash says.
One of his unauthorized trips included a tour of a pineapple plantation with his family.
The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program is on the receiving end of yet another negative government watchdog report.
The "largest women's empowerment program" was supposed to benefit 75,000 women.
FEMA confirmed the investigation just one day after admitting to leaving nearly a million water bottles for storm victims on an airstrip.
If FEMA's prior record when it comes to disaster response is any indication, the agency is not going to handle this well.
The program's goals might be admirable, but the reality is a whole different story.
Trump says it's D.C. politicians' fault his military parade got postponed. But at least now we can afford more jet fighters!
Which is actually not too bad by Pentagon standards.
Her supervisors have been aware of the problem for a while.
The costs incurred by the Secret Service to protect President Trump's two oldest sons is astounding.
Federal officials are supposed to travel in a cost-efficient way. The former secretary of health and human services rarely did.
The Senate asks the Pentagon's F-35 program to explain its sizable discrepancy in savings estimates.