Government Bytes


The Late Edition: November 20, 2013

by Curtis Kalin / /

Today’s Taxpayer News!

Pentagon audit: Reuters recently published an investigation on Defense Department spending and found no audits have been performed for almost 20 years, resulting in billions of taxpayer dollars to go wasted on unneeded or wasteful projects. In that span DOD has spent $8.5 trillion.

The War on “isms”: The Department of Education has spent over $20 million to develop ‘Equity Assistance Centers’ for the purpose of combating “all of the –isms, like racism, ableism, orientation, etc.” Read more on CNS News.

Pro-tax study: The Small Business Administration has awarded $80,000 of taxpayer money to promote a pro-Internet sales tax study.  The study advocates for passage of the ‘Marketplace Fairness Act’. More information at R Street.