Government Bytes


The Late Edition: November 7, 2013

by Curtis Kalin / /

Today’s Taxpayer News!

Electric fail: An investigation by WZZM TV showed that pouring taxpayer money into electric cars has basically failed. The federal government has spent $5 billion on this work all while charging stations, originally intended to replace gas stations, sit empty.

An expensive day’s work: A key agency in the Washington, DC education department paid almost $90,000 to a Chicago based education firm for one day of work at a conference. The cost “included a half-hour keynote speech, three 45-minute parent workshops and hundreds of copies of parenting books.” The Washington Post has more details.

Historic waste: A new study shows the Veterans Administration (VA) has ignored several federal laws surrounding historic buildings. The VA often builds new facilities instead of fixing up older ones, which wastes taxpayer dollars. More on CNSNews.