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The Late Edition, September 12, 2013: Today‘s Taxpayer News!

by Curtis Kalin / /

Today's Taxpayer News!

William Hartung uses Defense Department waste analysis from NTU to argue that the Pentagon should not use a possible conflict in Syria to increase department spending.  Read more on

“You’re fired”: The Hill reports on the IRS spending $10,000 of taxpayer money to do a spoof of Donald Trump’s reality show, The Apprentice. 

Finally, Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) recently introduced the “Eliminating Government-funded Oil-painting (EGO) Act,” which would prohibit the taxpayer funding of portraits of government officials from executive branch department heads to congressional committee chairman.  Check out Richard Simon’s piece in the LA Times for more.