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Federal Spending by the Numbers 2012

http://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2012/pdf/SR121.pdf

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“… the thief was a threat to public safety.“

http://www.azcentral.com/offbeat/articles/2010/10/06/20101006california-smartphone-snatcher.html?source=nletter-entertainment

[Here are  some   examples  of  other   things   for   which   we   should   be   grateful   we   are   being   taxed . ]

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[Mostly Poor] Americans Spend as Much on Lotteries as [Entire Country Does] on Afghan War

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/11/americans_spend_as_much_on_lotteries_as_on_afghan_war.html

[Well, at least we know where our entitlement money is going.]

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[Obama] Government borrows 46 cents [from your children & China] for every dollar we spend

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/12/government_borrows_46_cents_for_every_dollar_we_spend.html

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Corporate Welfare in the Federal Budget

http://www.cato.org/pubs/pas/PA703.pdf

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Military Spending:

Pentagon dreams of Star Trek interstellar travel

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110616/ap_on_sc/us_sci_starship_study;_ylt=AkXegO_3ZubPQ0TxNNhXRMms0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTFlaDVlZnJqBHBvcwMxMTEEc2VjA2FjY29yZGlvbl9zY2llbmNlBHNsawNwZW50YWdvbmRyZWE-

[Finally, some money  well   spent  at the Pentagon.]

and…

… the defense budget, however large it may be, is not the cause of this country’s fiscal woes…  When President Eisenhower warned of the ‘Military Industrial Complex’ in 1961, defense consumed more than half the federal budget, and the portion of the nation’s economic output devoted to the military was about 9 percent.  By comparison, [last] year’s base defense budget…represents less than 15 percent of all federal spending and equates to roughly three and a half percent of GDP.”

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/10/18/no-time-to-gut-defense/print/

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CBO: Eight Years of Iraq War Cost Less Than Stimulus Act

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/08/30/cbo-years-iraq-war-cost-stimulus-act/

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 Massive government spending  hasn’t helped us now and massive government spending   did not get us out   of the great depression.  In fact, government interference in the marketplace and New Deal policies   extended the depression   by seven years and hurt millions.”

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/09/repeating_fdrs_mistakes.html

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Shares of Total Federal Spending, 2012

http://www.downsizinggovernment.org/images/charts/blocks/dfg-shares_fed_spending-big.png

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Federal Spending as a Share of Gross Domestic Product

http://www.downsizinggovernment.org/images/charts/blocks/dfg-fed_spending_gdp-big.png

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‘U.S. Spends More Per Person than Portugal, Italy, Greece, or Spain’

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/us-spends-more-person-portugal-italy-greece-or-spain_645031.html

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We borrow about 41 cents for every dollar that we spend.”

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/04/04/get-your-federal-tax-receipt-along-with-class-warfare-and-misdirections-from-the-obama-white-house/?singlepage=true

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Geithner admits Obama’s budget ‘unsustainable’ for second year in row

http://freebeacon.com/geithner-admits-obamas-budget-unsustainable/

[For those who don't know, Tim Geithner is Barack Obama's own Secretary of Treasury.]

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Americans Will Work More than 6 Months to Pay Cost of Gov’t in 2012

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/americans-will-work-more-6-months-pay-cost-govt-2012

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Anyone can see that your cutback is pathetic and that you need to spend much less.       Yet if you add eight zeroes, that’s America’s budget.

http://www.wnd.com/2012/02/my-plan-to-balance-the-budget/print/

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Republican & Conservative Proposals:

House GOP seeks to bar the use of welfare funds at strip clubs

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/207697-house-gop-seeks-to-bar-use-of-welfare-funds-at-strip-clubs

[You mean taxpayer-supplied welfare funds have always been available for use at strip clubs?]

[And only Republicans are sponsoring this bill to repeal that availability?]

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Conservatives Introduce Plan to Balance Budget in 5 Years

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/conservatives-introduce-plan-balance-budget-5-years-eliminate-education-energy-housing

[OK, first person to send ASND a link to that report from a mainstream media source wins a brand new Fisker Karma.]

and…

By rapidly lowering total federal spending, Saving the American Dream: The Heritage Plan to Fix the Debt, Cut Spending, and Restore Prosperity would balance the budget by 2021 and keep it balanced permanently, without raising taxes.

http://www.heritage.org/federalbudget/saving-american-dream

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We CanCut Government: Canada Did

http://www.cato.org/pubs/policy_report/v34n3/cprv34n3-1.pdf

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“… this [graph] is really a picture of certain financial doom that is unsustainable, really even in the short-term… though everyone in Washington acts as if it can’t happen, I am quite a bit less than totally confident that the country can make it to Election Day or January 21, 2013 without hitting the financial wall.”

http://pjmedia.com/blog/super-dupers-ignore-the-tea-party-budget-and-reality/?print=1

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The ideas that federal spending exploded under George W. Bush, that ‘Bush’s wars’ account for our spending explosion, that Reaganism died with Reagan, and that we are on a spending binge that started decades ago are all nonsense…  The ‘bad’ things started happening almost the minute voters turned over both the House and the Senate to Democrats.  The FY 2008 budget was written by a Democrat Congress and signed by a weakened, lame-duck President Bush.  In 2009, Barack Obama was inaugurated.  Within weeks of his inauguration, he and his fellow Democrats increased the baseline FY 2009 budget and passed the $825-billion Stimulus.  Look at what happened to spending just from 2007 to 2009.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/11/spending_wars.html

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The federal government spent about 3 percent of national income in 1900, and state and local governments spent about 6 percent.  Most of the federal government’s spending went for national defense and a few public goods…  Today, the federal government spends (counting Social Security payments) approximately 30 percent of national income, which is roughly twice what the state and local governments together spend.  Most government spending now goes for transfers from one group to another, not for public goods.

http://www.independent.org/pdf/tir/tir_16_02_4_clark.pdf

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Nearly Half of U.S Lives in Household Receiving Government Benefits

http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2012/01/17/nearly-half-of-u-s-lives-in-household-receiving-government-benefits/?KEYWORDS=health+over

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Vampire Government: How the Left is Sucking the Life out of the Private Economy

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/12/vampire_government_how_the_left_is_sucking_the_life_out_of_the_private_economy

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US family indebtedness to government keeps rising

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/11/us_family_indebtedness_to_government_keeps_rising.html

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How Much Does the Federal Government Really Spend?

http://www.american.com/archive/2011/september/how-much-does-the-federal-government-really-spend

and…

Just How Much Is 15 Trillion?

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/11/just_how_much_is_15_trillion.html

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Grasping budget’s billions and trillions

Incomprehensibly huge numbers mask real burdens

http://articles.philly.com/2011-04-14/news/29417835_1_federal-budget-taxpayers-government-programs

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The Impact of Government Spending on Economic Growth

http://s3.amazonaws.com/thf_media/2005/pdf/bg1831.pdf

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Entitlements:

Without Entitlement Reform, Federal Spending Could Consume One-Half of the Economy by 2056

http://www.heritage.org/budgetchartbook/entitlements-consume-economy

and…

The federal government’s major food-assistance program pays out as much as $2.1 billion annually for the purchases of sugar-sweetened drinks, according to a new study.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/20/researchers-fault-food-stamp-program-for-subsidizing-2b-year-in-sugary-drinks/#ixzz2704ICnSQ?test=latestnews

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Glide Path to Federal Budget Sustainability

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/05/glide_path_to_federal_budget_s.html

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Saving the American Dream:

The Heritage Plan to Fix the Debt, Cut Spending, and Restore Prosperity

http://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2011/pdf/sr0091.pdf

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Does Advocating Limited Government Mean Abandoning the Poor?

http://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2011/pdf/bg2551.pdf

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Ten Lessons From Federal Spending

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/06/ten_lessons_from_us_federal_spending.html

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The Laffer Curve: Past, Present, and Future

http://s3.amazonaws.com/thf_media/2004/pdf/bg1765.pdf

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Pensions:

Federal retirement plans almost as costly as Social Security

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/story/2011-10-11/federal-retirement-pension-benefits/50592474/1

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The Real Cost of Public Pensions

https://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2012/pdf/bg2694.pdf

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… the culture of federal spending year after year for duplicative or worthless programs is equally troubling.”

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/10/06/duplicate-spending-2/print/

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You might be surprised to hear there is a Harry Reid Research and Technology Park.   You won’t be surprised to learn that U.S. taxpayers are funding part of it.

http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/article/gop-belief-free-markets-will-be-put-test

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Cheap for Whom?  How Much Higher Education Costs Taxpayers

http://www.aei.org/docLib/08-EduO-Schneider-Oct-2011-gnew.pdf

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Obama Jobs Council Stacked With Democratic Donors

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/10/obama-jobs-council-stacked-with-democratic-donors/

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GOLDEN HOOKAH WINNER:

House Democratic Caucus Charged Taxpayers to Clean Its Dirty Laundry

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/golden-hookah-winner-house-democratic-caucus-charged-taxpayers-clean-its-dirty-laundry

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A New Spending Record

Washington [liberals] had [their "best"] year ever in fiscal 2011.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204479504576637513885592874.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop

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[Liberal 'analysts'] have blamed [recent] spending cuts [scheduled for future budgets] for this year’s economic slowdown.  But data released by the Treasury Department on Friday show that, so far, there hasn’t been any spending cuts at all.”

http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/588254/201110170805/The-Austerity-Myth-Federal-Spending-Up-5-This-Year.htm

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Obama: Taxpayer-Funded Bus ‘Decked Out Pretty Good’

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-taxpayer-funded-bus-decked-out-pretty-good

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants your family to prepare for a Zombie Pandemic.

http://yourlife.usatoday.com/health/story/2011-10-18/Get-ready-for-return-of-the-CDC-zombies/50819314/1

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Gifts for Terrorists: Your Tax Dollars at Work

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/10/28/gifts-for-terrorists-your-tax-dollars-at-work/print/

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State Department buys $70,000 worth of Obama books

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/oct/25/state-department-buys-70000-worth-obama-memoir/

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Net Interest Spending Will More Than Triple Over the Next Decade

http://www.heritage.org/budgetchartbook/budget-net-interest-spending

[Barring a bona fide political revolution at the ballot box, that is.]

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Pushing Basket-Weaving College Loan Debt onto Working-Class Taxpayers

http://blog.heritage.org/2011/10/27/pushing-basket-weaving-college-loan-debt-onto-working-class-taxpayers/print/

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DHS:

DHS Job Fair for Illegals

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/10/dhs_job_fair_for_illegals.html

[Paid for, again, with your money.]

and…

DHS (and the TSA in particular) is spending huge bundles of large denomination bills completely blind.

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-11-21/airport-security-is-making-americans-less-safe

and…

DHS Spent $9.8M to Store $44M of Steel It Bought But Did Not Use to Build Mexico Border Fence

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/dhs-spent-98m-store-44m-steel-it-bought-did-not-use-build-mexico-border-fence

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Spending on Islam:

U.S. assistance to Egypt is helping political parties of all ideologies prepare for the upcoming elections — even Islamic parties that may have anti-Western agendas.

http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/11/03/state_department_training_islamic_political_parties_in_egypt

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Gitmo detainees treated to pricey improvements costing tax-payers $800,000 PER prisoner annually

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2156275/Cable-TV-painting-classes-DVDs-brand-new-soccer-pitch-Gitmo-detainees-treated-pricey-improvements-costing-tax-payers-800-000-PER-prisoner-annually.html?ITO=1490

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Between 2008 and 2011, $174 billion was paid in unemployment taxes while $450 billion was paid out in benefits, a gap of $276 billion.

http://taxfoundation.org/files/bp61.pdf

[Technically, unemployment insurance taxes are levied by states (as the concomitant benefits are likewise paid thereby), but since all 50 states levy such taxes (and pay such benefits) under a federal mandate, ASND included them in the Federal Spending Update.]

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U.S.P.S.:

Post office near default?  Losses mount to $5.1B

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_POSTAL_PROBLEMS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2011-11-15-18-16-07

and…

Quarterly loss hits $3.3B at Postal Service

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_POSTAL_PROBLEMS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-02-09-09-40-07

and…

U.S. Postal Service on a ‘Tightrope’ Lost $15.9 Billion

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-15/u-s-postal-service-on-tightrope-loses-15-9-billion.html

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The U.S. Treasury Department boosted its estimate of [taxpayer] losses… to $23.77 billion.

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120130/AUTO01/201300393/Treasury-ups-auto-bailout-loss-estimate?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cs

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Of Top Ten U.S. Aid Recipients, Only One Voted for U.N. Resolution on Iran’s Human Rights Abuses

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/top-ten-us-aid-recipients-only-one-voted-un-resolution-iran-s-human-rights-abuses

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Annual Spending (2011) By Category

http://www.heritage.org/budgetchartbook/spending-cuts

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O-Stimulus:

Online soap opera cleans up with stimulus broadband cash

Nearly $1M in federal funds for ‘Diary of a Single Mom’

http://p.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/dec/1/online-soap-opera-cleans-up-with-stimulus-broadban/

and…

In the last decade, education spending has increased by 57 percent, adjusting for inflation. On top of this, the President infused the Department’s budget with nearly $100 billion in 2009 as part of the stimulus act, and just last summer, Democrats in Congress threw them another $10 billion [bone] through the ‘edujobs’ bill.”

http://links.heritage.org/hostedemail/email.htm?CID=10538772182&ch=31F5B3C2A453CD850EF9FFE6985F5DD1&h=b1097ce349dd7c467d62d9e7f9ede525&ei=sMm685TNa

and…

$9 Billion in ‘Stimulus’ for Solar, Wind Projects Made 910 Final Jobs — $9.8 Million Per Job

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/9-billion-stimulus-solar-wind-projects-made-910-final-jobs-98-million-job

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Quarter-Billion Taxpayer Dollars Spent on Penis Pumps

http://news.heartland.org/newspaper-article/2011/12/06/quarter-billion-taxpayer-dollars-spent-penis-pumps

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Montcalm County gets homeland security snow cone machine

http://www.wzzm13.com/news/article/188877/14/Montcalm-County-gets-homeland-security-snow-cone-machine

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EPA Spending Another Million Dollars of Taxpayer Money on ‘Environmental Justice’ Grants

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/epa-spending-another-million-dollars-taxpayer-money-environmental-justice-grants

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The spending threat

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/12/the_spending_threat.html

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Gear galore left in Iraq as last troops pull out

U.S. command says it�s not worth hauling back

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/dec/15/gear-galore-left-in-iraq-as-last-troops-pull-out/

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Bureaucrats Paid for Not Working

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/12/19/bureaucrats-paid-for-not-working/print/

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Navy Biofuel Deal is ‘Cost Prohibitive,’ ‘Another Solyndra,’ Critics Say

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/navy-biofuel-deal-cost-prohibitive-another-solyndra-critics-say

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$682,570 Taxpayer Funded ‘Shrimp On A Treadmill’ Research Going Swimmingly

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/682570-taxpayer-funded-shrimp-treadmill-research-going-swimmingly

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Official Time: Government Workers Perform Union Duties on the Taxpayers’ Dime

http://capitalresearch.org/2011/11/official-time-government-workers-perform-union-duties-on-the-taxpayers%E2%80%99-dime/

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“… citizens, and not the government, should bear the risk they take for living in high-risk flood zones.”

http://www.cato.org/pubs/regulation/regv34n4/v34n4-5.pdf

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Tax-Funded Smithsonian Repeats Christmas Season Pro-[Homosexual] Exhibit

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/tax-funded-smithsonian-repeats-christmas-season-pro-gay-exhibit-lesbian-gertrude-stein

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Spending Bills Passed by GOP House Increased Debt $1T in 10 Months

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/spending-bills-passed-gop-house-increased-debt-1t-10-months

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Obama Pushes Salad in Schools at $3 Billion Cost to States

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2012/01/25/bloomberg_articlesLYBIH00D9L3501-LYDAW.DTL

[That tactic, for those who don't know, is called an unfunded mandate.  Obama gets to claim the "credit" for the regulation without having to pay for it with federal money.]

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Head Start: Can a Failed Program Ever Be Killed?

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/02/head_start_can_a_failed_program_ever_be_killed.html

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Last year, a federal program paid out $1.6 billion to cover free cell phones and the monthly bills of 12.5 million wireless accounts.

http://news.yahoo.com/washington-footing-cell-phone-bill-millions-low-income-202500656.html

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The Institute for American Values reports that 40 percent of all American babies are born outside of marriage today, and taxpayers spend at least $112 billion a year for divorce and unwed childbearing.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/a-new-path-to-upward-mobility-get-married-and-stay-married-69077/print.html

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The rear-view mirror shows big-time increases in spending in Health Care, Education, Welfare, and Other Spending in the Great Recession.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/02/a_budget_rear-view_mirror.html

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California counties get federally-funded teen mail-order condom program

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/02/19/california-counties-get-federally-funded-mail-order-condom-program/

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Indonesians to Receive Master’s Degrees Courtesy U.S. Taxpayers

http://www.tradeaidmonitor.com/2012/02/indonesians-to-receive-masters-degrees-courtesy-us-taxpayers.html

[For those who don't know, the world's most populace Muslim country is not in the Middle East, it's in Oceana:  Indonesia .]

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NOAA’s Fisheries Service Office of Law Enforcement (OLE) in Seattle bought a boat — a very fancy boat, a ‘luxurious’ boat, a boat that cost $300,787.  You can view a sales video of the boat here.  Indulge yourself — see how the 1% lives.”

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/03/noaas_party_boat.html

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Four years after data collection was completed, Americans are still awaiting the results of a study conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on the impact of the federal Head Start program.

http://links.heritage.org/hostedemail/email.htm?CID=11415783270&ch=0AF9438F7255E2AD4488FBE97B8C0DCB&h=8cbc20a09d9a9a0f6f1dc677cd70aa45&ei=s_yqm288N

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Head Start Earns an F:

No Lasting Impact for Children by First Grade

http://s3.amazonaws.com/thf_media/2010/pdf/bg_2363.pdf

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US government spent at least $945M on advertising in 2010

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/03/19/report-us-government-spent-at-least-45m-on-advertising-in-2010/

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U.S. to Fund Vietnam ‘Clean-Energy’ Initiative

http://www.tradeaidmonitor.com/2012/03/us-fund-vietnam-clean-energy-initiative.html

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Video shows federal officials joking about cost of lavish conference

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/04/05/video-shows-officials-joking-about-cost-lavish-conference/

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GAO: Federal Spending Driving ‘Unsustainable’ Debt

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/gao-federal-spending-driving-unsustainable-debt

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Energy Dept. offers prize to create mobile apps that already exist

http://dailycaller.com/2012/04/05/energy-dept-offers-prize-to-create-mobile-apps-that-already-exist/

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Since the DOT plans to award another round of TIGER grants in 2012 using the same flawed process as the previous grants, Congress should force DOT to award these projects on a merit basis or eliminate this funding from its budget.”

http://reason.org/files/improving_transportation_tiger_grants.pdf

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Rats on cocaine love Miles Davis, and other dumb animal research paid for with [your] tax dollars

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/rats-cocaine-love-miles-davis-dumb-animal-research-paid-tax-dollars-article-1.1063528#ixzz1sQ6zpibr

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The National Institutes of Health has spent millions of dollars over the past decade to fund the construction of an HIV-prevention website that, among other sexually explicit features, includes a graphic image of homosexual sex and a Space Invaders-style interactive game that uses a penis-shaped blaster to shoot down gay epithets.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/04/19/nih-under-fire-for-grants-toward-creation-homoerotic-website/?test=latestnews#ixzz1sZm1Mjqw

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TSA equipment gathering dust, House investigators say

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/tsa-equipment-gathering-dust-house-investigators-say/2012/05/08/gIQAaG9WBU_print.html

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If ever there was a metaphor for government ineptness, waste, stupidity, and arrogance, this is it.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/05/a_study_that_studied_a_study_that_studied_why_there_are_so_many_studies.html

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U.S. & U.K. Taxpayers Funding Forced Sterilization in India

http://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/asia/item/11372-us-uk-taxpayers-funding-forced-sterilization-in-india

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Senator questions $18B for job training, as study suggest rampant waste, abuse

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/05/17/senator-questions-18b-spent-on-job-training-as-study-suggest-rampant-waste/

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9th Circuit Takes Plush Maui Vacation At Taxpayer Expense, As Others Cut Back

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/05/19/Exclusive-9th-Circuit-Takes-Another-Plush-Maui-Vacation-At-Taxpayer-Expense-As-Others-Cut-Back

and…

Judges under fire for Maui conference have history of tropical getaways

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/05/22/judges-under-fire-for-maui-conference-have-history-tropical-getaways/

[ASND asks readers, "What political philosophy (and party) defines the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, again?]

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Not only are Americans forced to fund abortions, and potentially rationing, in the Obamacare health care scheme, but new reports reveal they are spending $20 million [of your money] on an election-year public relations plan to promote it.

http://www.lifenews.com/2012/05/22/obama-admin-signs-20m-contract-for-obamacare-public-relations/

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Examining the Means-tested Welfare State:

79 Programs and $927 Billion in Annual Spending

https://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2012/pdf/RectorTestimony.pdf

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Senate spent at least $381k since 2011 printing feel-good declarations

http://dailycaller.com/2012/06/06/senate-spent-at-least-381k-since-2011-printing-feel-good-declarations/

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… dedicating tax revenues to specific expenditures [a.k.a. "earmarks"] masks increases in total government spending.

http://mercatus.org/sites/default/files/Dedicating-Tax-Revenue.pdf

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Indian reality show, California wine tours backed by [taxpayer] funds

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/06/14/taxpayer-calculator-usdas-market-access-program/

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Crop Insurance Proposal Could Cost U.S. Billions

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/07/us/politics/bill-to-expand-crop-insurance-poses-risks.html?_r=4&ref=todayspaper&pagewanted=print

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Costs exceed results in Medicaid fraud program

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-medicaid-fraud-20120615,0,6787098,print.story

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Government spending millions on contract to assign numbers to contractors

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/06/18/government-spending-millions-to-assign-numbers-to-contractors/

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Taxpayers lost $833 million over the last decade on the food and beverages supplied by Amtrak, which managed to spend $1.70 for every dollar that received in revenue.”

http://washingtonexaminer.com/amtrak-lost-800m-on-cheeseburgers-and-soda/article/2503832

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High School Dropout?  Gov’t Will Pay You 36% More Than Private Sector

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/high-school-dropout-gov-t-will-pay-you-36-more-private-sector

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Bureau of Indian Affairs Funded ‘Non-Existent’ Fish Hatchery for 14 Years

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/bureau-indian-affairs-funded-non-existent-fish-hatchery-14-years

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Why would the National Weather Service need to purchase large quantities of powerful ammo?

http://www.infowars.com/national-weather-service-follows-dhs-in-huge-ammo-purchase/

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[Obama appointees] defend fortunes spent on hippest chairs in the office

http://www.thedaily.com/article/2012/09/04/090412-news-aeron-chairs/

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Why do [you] keep paying for rebuilding in disaster-prone areas?

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/11/why_do_we_keep_paying_for_rebuilding_in_disaster-prone_areas.html

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