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Veterans Affairs Officials Rob Government; Not Fired

veterans affairs Perhaps the whoever made the decision to merely demote them rather than fire them decided their crime was relatively innocuous. After all, whats the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars through fraud compared to letting veterans die by neglecting to give them the care they need? From "Not Even a Criminal Referral to the Dept. of Justice Can Get You Fired From the V.A." Two senior Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) officials accused of scamming the agency for personal financial Read more [...] Continue reading →

Albuquerque Continues to Plunder Residents Despite State Law

robber When New Mexico banned asset forfeiture, we heard the police moaning about they wouldn't be able to function unless they could plunder people without convicting them of any crime. Now, Albuquerque has created a fake loophole. The Washington Examiner reports: New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, a Republican, signed a historic reform of civil forfeiture in her state earlier this year. The reform law cracked down on the much-abused practice by, among other things, requiring that defendants be convicted Read more [...] Continue reading →

Breitbart Warned Fox Will Sabotage Anti-TPP Candidates at Debate

bias Breibart editors were worried that the pro-Obamatrade debate moderators will try to trip up anti-TPP candidates: There may be trouble ahead for the top candidates at tonight’s Republican debate, sponsored by Fox Business News and the Wall Street Journal. Why? There may be a slew of new “gotcha” trade questions posed by the debate’s trio of free-trade favoring moderators, Maria Bartiromo, Neil Cavuto, and Gerard Baker. These free-trade proponents have never seen a so-called free-trade agreement Read more [...] Continue reading →

Democrats Support Subsidies for the Rich

end corporate welfare They fight for taxpayer subsidies for the rich while claiming to stand against income inequality. It is a shame that half of Republicans support the Export-Import Bank, but it is telling that nearly all Democrats do so. This was documented recently in the Washington Examiner: In order to overcome the opposition of the House majority leader, speaker-elect, the House Financial Services Committee chairman, and most Republicans on the committee, Democrats got behind a Discharge Petition that eventually Read more [...] Continue reading →

Taxpayer May Have to Support John Boehner For Awhile Yet

John boehner John Boehner gets to keep a publicly funded office even when he goes into the private sector. Did you think John Boehner was no longer being bankrolled by the taxpayer with his resignation from congress this weekend? Think again. Kate Ackley writes in Roll Call: The former House speaker, whose resignation from Congress became effective over the weekend, is taking advantage of little-known perks and privileges taxpayers provide by law to those vacating the chamber’s highest office. Boehner Read more [...] Continue reading →

Air Pirates Rob a Passenger of $30k

DEALogo How did these air pirates evade law enforcement? They didn’t. They were law enforcement. According to the Washington Times, a man was robbed of over thirty thousand dollars in the L.A. Airport for traveling from Chicago with a small backpack over his shoulder. In April of this year, two Drug Enforcement Administration task force members stopped a man named Issa Serieh at Los Angeles International Airport, asked him some questions, and seized $30,750 in cash off of him. They sent him on his Read more [...] Continue reading →

Helping Afghanistan Meant People Helped Themselves to Money

Burning-Money How did helping Afghanistan with a new gas station cost $43 million? Building a similar station in Pakistan cost a half million dollars, but not this one. Scott Shackleford writes at the blog, “A $43 Million Gas Station—Is This Why We’re Still in Afghanistan?” The United States (as in, you and me), paid $43 million to build a compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Sheberghan, Afghanistan. […] That's not even the punch line. The punch line is that the Department of Defense Read more [...] Continue reading →

Tom Tancredo Quits GOP; Should You?

darth vader republican Is former Congressman Tom Tancredo setting an example for us? By now you have all probably seen his editorial at Tom Tancredo begins: In a panel discussion at the University of Colorado after the recent Republican debate, I was asked by a student why she should be a Republican. The question forced me to ask myself the same thing. I gave the young woman the standard talking points–that Republicans believe in smaller government, individual rights, fiscal responsibility, and free Read more [...] Continue reading →

Muslim Migrants Vanish From Refugee Camps

This undated picture provided Friday, April 2, 2010 by the Russian news agency NewsTeam, is claimed by the Russian Kommersant newspaper to show Dzhennet Abdurakhmanova, left, and her husband Islamist rebel Umalat Magomedov. Russian newspaper Kommersant said Friday that one of the Moscow subway suicide bombers was Abdurakhmanova, the 17-year-old widow of Magomedov, an Islamist rebel from the North Caucasus killed by Russian government forces in December, 2009. The March 29 subway bombings in Moscow killed 39 people. (AP Photo/NewsTeam) It's hard to say which stage of The Plan we are on, or even whose Plan it is at any given moment, but clearly in matters related to the Muslim migrant invasion of Europe, all the plans are advancing. In what began in one German refugee camp and has now apparently become an epidemic, the German media reports, as many as half of the Muslim migrants flowing into the country and sent to refugee shelters have vanished and are presumed on the run inside Germany. The first mass disappearing act was Read more [...] Continue reading →

DOJ Lets Lois Lerner, IRS Off the Hook

Internal Revenue Service Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner listens during testimony to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee May 22, 2013 in Washington, DC. The committee is investigating allegations that the IRS targeted conservative non-profit organizations with the words "tea party" and "constitution" in their names for additional scrutiny. Lerner, who headed the division that oversees exempt organizations, plans to assert her constitutional right not to answer questions. AFP  PHOTO / Karen BLEIER        (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images) It was a foregone conclusion, but the Obama Administration's right hand just couldn't find anything wrong with what the left hand did, even if it was designed to help the president win a second term by targeting his political opponents. The Department of so-called Justice announced Friday that Lois Lerner and other IRS managers will not face any charges after singling out for harassment conservative groups that applied for nonprofit status leading up to the 2012 election. Dozens of conservative Read more [...] Continue reading →

Hillary Clinton, Benghazi, and the 2016 Election

Hillary Rodham Clinton Benghazi continues to be an issue that Hillary Clinton can't get away from.  Now, members of Clinton's campaign team are suggesting that the Benghazi Committee, which is investigating the events on September 11, 2012, attack on the Benghazi, Libya, diplomatic compound, where U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed, is attempting to thwart Hillary Clinton's presidential bid. This accusation is supported by the recent lawsuit filed by Major Bradley Polska, an intelligence Read more [...] Continue reading →

Donald Trump Says that Eminent Domain is Wonderful

eminent_domain He claims that people who oppose being forced to sell their land under eminent domain are being greedy. Everyone who knows anything about him knows that Donald Trump is no conservative. He is useful for destroying the Republican establishment, but while he may be better on a couple of issues, he is no more right-leaning than Jeb Bush. One things conservatives promote is the right to hold property without fear of it being stolen by the government. Thus, conservatives oppose eminent domain—in Read more [...] Continue reading →