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The Late Edition: September 18, 2013


Curtis Kalin
September 18, 2013

Today’s Taxpayer News!

Another “green” bust: An electric car charging company in Phoenix which was sponsored by the Department of Energy is considering bankruptcy after admitting the stations they installed are not making a profit and disclosing that DOE’s “EV Project” spent almost $100 million of taxpayer money to help prop up the fledgling company.  Read more here.

Tattoo stamps? A Raleigh, NC tattoo parlor has been accepting SNAP cards (a.k.a. food stamps) totaling hundreds of dollars. Read more at Red Alert Politics.

HipsterCare: Watchdog News highlights a new, and quite psychedelic, ad from Oregon’s state agency administering the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).  The ad, part of a longer campaign to enroll Americans, costs taxpayers almost $10 million.  The TV ads themselves total $3.2 million in taxpayer funds.


 

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