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If the president wants to argue against socialism he must confront the GOP which is undermining his cause with their indifference to spending. Claims that socialism will drain the treasury from the left won’t resonate when Rs are draining it from the right.https://bit.ly/2Hz925u
RT @RobbieRosamelia: Republicans and Democrats get a lot wrong about work. Instead of singularly seeing it as a means to a material end, th…
Work is a key component of happiness, and both sides should remember why... Fulfillment, the feeling of contributing something meaningful to society, is something neither gov't aid programs nor receiving a paycheck can ever capture. @RobbieRosamelia https://tinyurl.com/y3bbhgbc
Our founder Tom Coburn talks about his political career, his unlikely friendship with former President @BarackObama and why he founded @Pursit, in this month's @Civilian_Mag https://civilianmag.com/blogs/spring-i/former-senator-s-mission-to-shape-the-future
"We each have freedom not because our government gives us freedom but because we have freedom in our own right." Our founder, Dr. @TomCoburn talks American exceptionalism, economic and individual freedom and why he founded @PursuitHQ, in @Civilian_Mag https://tinyurl.com/y3lyltqc
A new Inspector General report found Department of Defense officials failed to keep track of more than $2 billion worth of government-owned equipment. https://tinyurl.com/y439wkve
RT @thehill: Scathing federal report reveals Pentagon can't account for $2.1 billion it spent http://hill.cm/EgXW2Mh https://t.co/MQLNZnlG…
Since @jk_rowling decided to storm into everyone's timelines this weekend, we thought we'd remind everyone that Harry Potter isn't the only place you'll find magic spells. Economists pushing Modern Monetary Theory have had a few too many Butterbeers. https://www.ourpursuit.com/harry-potter-and-the-modern-monetary-theorists-stone/
RT @open_the_books: The end of the fiscal year means restocking on booze for the Department of Defense. http://bit.ly/UIorLI18 https://t.c…
RT @SenJoniErnst: Did you know that YOUR tax dollars were spent to determine if this potato chip looks like Elvis? Probably not since @NIH…
RT @SenJoniErnst: Pampered cats are less likely to poop outside the litter box, says a study supported by @NIH & funded by YOU! Is this a P…
The $68K USDA Great American Bar Crawl: 9 foreigners drank their way through the US, destinations included Denver's Beer Festival, several Kentucky and Tennessee distilleries, tours of vineyards in Washington and Oregon, and a Seattle brewery. We're all drunk on debt. Bottoms up!
In honor of St. Patrick's Day take a quick glance at our "Drunk on Debt"-- Every time the federal government wastes your tax dollars, you drink! (THAT IS A JOKE, YOU WILL DIE)--But the Federal spending binge is real and the hangover is going to be BRUTAL! https://www.ourpursuit.com/drunk-on-debt/
Hardly in need of taxpayer support, this year, the USDA is giving $16.1 MILLION of your tax dollars to the WINE INSTITUTE. The purpose, overseas marketing and trade promotion. CHEERS to paying for the exportation of #RoseAllDay, #WineWednesday, and "Red, White, and Rose!"
RT @open_the_books: WATCH: Whether Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative - as citizens and taxpayers, you deserve transparency. I…
As a result of a @PursuitHQ report, Senators today introduced the COST act. It’s another small, but important step towards government transparency. Thank you @SenatorLankford @SenJoniErnst and @RandPaul https://twitter.com/senatorlankford/status/1106302878199746571
RT @WhiteCoatWaste: Prompted by a WCW report, @USGAO audit confirms @NIH & other fed agencies aren't enforcing a law requiring tax-funded a…
THE BATMAN EFFECT: With a taxpayer price tag of $405k, researchers discovered that children are less distracted from doing boring tasks when they put on a cape and pretend to be Batman. http://tinyurl.com/yxrzgth6
Which means you don't know how your tax dollars are being spent! @SenJoniErnst @RandPaul and @SenatorLankford just introduced the COST Act, which will expand disclosure requirements AND penalize grantees, not in compliance. Here are some examples of studies not in compliance:
$1.3 Million to create bird size slot machines to study behavioral habits of GAMBLING PIGEONS, bird Vegas, if you will. We've found when it comes to government waste, the house all ways wins. #Makeemsqueal
2 years ago, we joined @WhiteCoatWaste to study grantee compliance with federal transparency laws. We found a shocking 100% FAILURE rate! That spurred a group of Senators to request a GAO study. The results are in. HHS, ED, and DOL enforcement is abysmal. http://tinyurl.com/yxrzgth6
$1.3 Million to create bird size slot machines to study behavioral habits of GAMBLING PIGEONS, bird Vegas, if you will. We've found when it comes to government waste, the house all ways wins. #Makeemsqueal
2 years ago, we joined @WhiteCoatWaste to study grantee compliance with federal transparency laws. We found a shocking 100% FAILURE rate! That spurred a group of Senators to request a @Gao study. The results are in. HHS, ED, and DOL enforcement is abysmal. https://tinyurl.com/yxrzgth6
Which means you don't know how your tax dollars are being spent. @SenJoniErnst @RandPaul and @SenatorLankford just introduced the COST Act, which will expand disclosure requirements AND penalize grantees, not in compliance. Here are some examples of studies not in compliance:
Happy Budget Week 🥳
Happy Budget Week! 🥳
RT @ahardtospell: New piece from me: as presidential candidates start talking about their housing policies, further curbing or entirely eli…
Buy a home and eat your avocado toast too! 🥑 Yes, it's possible to increase homeownership rates among millennials. We can start by eliminating tax deductions. http://tinyurl.com/y6aoj36d @ahardtospell
The politicized reactions to Medicare "cuts" this week are exhibits A, B, C, and D why our national debt continues to skyrocket, and its why voters don't trust what either side tells them any more. https://www.ourpursuit.com/what-is-a-cut/
Fact of the Day: A Boomer turns 65 every 9 seconds.
Only in this political environment would a reduction in the $35 billion in annual Medicare improper payments be sneered by political opponents as a heartless cut. https://www.ourpursuit.com/what-is-a-cut/
Medicare spending in the Trump Budget went up 88% instead of 111% - which was panned as the destruction of the safety net. Politicians are spinning this as punishing grannie, but the real numbers show that it’s the grandkid taking the beating. https://www.ourpursuit.com/what-is-a-cut/ @BryanBerky
Fact of the Day: Former Presidents receive between $200,000 and $1.2 million annually for office space and staff.
The President’s Budget may indeed be dead on arrival. But if Congress doesn’t shape up – the same will be said for the next generations’ economic opportunities. Read about the top 5 things to like and loathe here: http://tinyurl.com/y6s7g4mu @BryanBerky
Trump’s budget may not go anywhere, but it's not meaningless. The President's signature is required on all spending bills, and any agreement to raise the debt limit. 5 things to LOATHE in the President's Budget: http://tinyurl.com/y6s7g4mu
PRO: The Trump Budget docs acknowledge our debt trajectory is unsustainable. CON: The Trump Budget proposals use gimmicks and untenable proposals to avoid fixing the problem. 5 Things to LIKE and LOATHE in Trump's Budget: http://tinyurl.com/y6s7g4mu @BryanBerky
You have 100 dollars. You spend 50. Now either you spend the other 50 or I confiscate it. What do you do? This is one part of the broken DC budget process dubbed use-it-or-lose-it. Read more about it and a new report from @open_the_books here: https://www.ourpursuit.com/its-time-to-end-washingtons-use-it-or-lose-it-spending-culture/
Christmas in September! The dirty DC budget game that keeps bureaucrats flush with $9k leather chairs, $4.6 million worth of crab and lobster, and $673k in golf carts, and more. @RandPaul and @MarkWarner have a proposal to stop this nonsense. https://tinyurl.com/yyy92zms @BryanBerky
Christmas in September! The dirty DC budget game that keeps bureaucrats flush with $9k leather chairs, $4.6 million worth of crab and lobster, and $673k in golf carts, and more. @RandPaul and @markwarnar have a proposal to stop this nonsense. https://tinyurl.com/yyy92zms @BryanBerky
RT @thehill: NEW: Five things to watch for in Trump's 2020 budget http://hill.cm/rf23tsy
RT @Local12: Federal agencies spend lavishly on lobsters, leather and laundry http://bit.ly/2IZhCfm THOUGHTS? A new report says the Dep…
The Government needs to go on a diet and cut spending, but there is a discount at the all you can eat buffet (low interest-rates). Watch Cousin Eddie illustrate Golden Corral Economics. Read more here: https://www.ourpursuit.com/golden-corral-economics/
The Government needs to go on a diet and cut spending, but there is a discount at the all you can eat buffet (low-interest rates). Watch Cousin Eddie illustrate Golden Corral Economics:
Cousin Eddie illustrats Golden Corral Economics.
We need to stop all government til we figure out what is going on. Kidding. GAO already takes a crack at it every 2 years with it's High-Risk Report. Basically, it's a LONG LIST of areas that need reform. Over time this report has saved us $350 BILLION. http://tinyurl.com/y2x2dah5
We’re hearing a lot about bold new plans for the federal gov't. But the new GAO High-Risk Report highlights 35 areas of the CURRENT gov't that need reform. It's a timely reminder that there is A LOT of work to be done to fix the government we already have.https://bit.ly/2J0umSU
Our favorite example from @SenatorLankford's report this week, in which he presents his ideas for systematic gov't change, is a grant for $725k of taxpayer dollars for a Mariachi Master Apprenticeship program. 🎸🎶 Read more about the report here. http://tinyurl.com/y5y7vmmp
Our favorite example from @SenLankford's report this week, in which he presents his ideas for systematic gov't change, is a grant for $725k of taxpayer dollars for a Mariachi Master Apprenticeship program. 🎸🎶 Read more about the report here. http://tinyurl.com/y5y7vmmp
This week @SenatorLankford published a solutions-oriented guide to gov't gaffes that tackles the root causes of waste and inefficiency. Rather than trying to play Whack-a-Mole with a mallet--Senator Lankford’s report is looking to unplug the entire game. http://tinyurl.com/y5y7vmmp
 
 
 
 
 
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